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Marketing a Bold Move

Marketing is an easy way to spend a lot of your money quick and easy. Partnering with companies to advertise their product is a great way to make money. Why not use your experience and knowledge to market yourself.

Face it if you don’t want to work hard, starting a business may not be your best bet. I don’t consider any money I spent as a loss. I learned so much from everyone I worked with. As a marketer you are constantly learning. I think my thirst for the knowledge on how marketing on the net works was more important than the money I spend.

I have been running more than one business of my own since the nineties. I have been marketing myself for as long as I can remember. I am an artist. I am interested on selling my work or product to people via the internet. I tried on line galleries and decided that I wanted to have a site that would feature my work 100% of the time.

Do to some unfortunate events I found myself getting away from what I loved to do. Art is what I love spending my time on. I thought I could do more and found out that there were too many things to juggle. I spent less time on what I wanted to do. My intent was to gain knowledge to promote myself on line as an artist.

I found so many different great experts that it was hard for me to keep up. So when I found a good fit I stuck with it. I soaked up as much information as I could for as long as I could. I know that the value was in the actions not only the details. So many companies have great products too and I still use many of them today.

A life threatening event changed everything for me. I now concentrating on my art and my family more than anything I want to share my work with you. Spending more time with the ones I love is the best part of my life. The marketing is the easy part. Now making a move to concentrate on this business is a bold move I won’t have to travel unless I want to and I will be taking my family and friends with me when I go.

I am filled with gratitude to Mike, Jonathan, Jimmy and Brian just to name a few of my mentors for teaching me sometimes it takes a bold move to find your real path.

Watching a Business Develop Around You Is a Gift

Are you wasting time getting your business off the ground? The time we spending on building a business is never wasted. Entrepreneurs are consistent in their business efforts.

So why does it take some of us longer to see the results? Is there something we’ve missed? No. It is not a race, you will see others there before you and that’s okay. Be happy for them, ask them how they did it. They are happy to share and you maybe surprised at what they tell you.

Everyone can start with the same opportunity, the way you approach it is different. Some of us have a wider learn curve then others. Training is your part of the equation. You have to take what you have learned and act on it. Learning is not a waste of time unless, you think it is. If you feel that it is,your letting your emotions over ride your thinking process. You have to stop giving your emotions power over your decisions. If you are having a negative emotional reaction, it is because your not getting what you want without doing the work that it takes to get there. If you are busy worrying about someone else you will never see what you have in front of you.

People that feel like they are wasting their time are busy complaining. They are not doing what they need to do to get the results they want. They are still hoping that someone will come in and do it for them. Building a business is work. When you feel discouraged, you are not feeling the rewards for your efforts. What are you thinking, you can’t complain and have a positive out look at the same time. Whining is a negative act fuel by emotions. If your personal business development is lacking momentum you are the only one who can change it.

Adding a new training task to your list that will benefit you and make it easier. You can start building up your tool box with positive acts. Volunteer or go out and do an act of random kindness if you want to feel good about something. Only you can move forward, I can’t push you or hold your hand to success. You are the secret to the success of your business or your career. Fitting in to the role as a success person developes as you act on the training and the informed decisions you make. Exercising positive thinking because if you are only putting your toe in to test the water, you may never get in. What I learn today I can use to help someone do what I do. It is part of my business model.

Be too busy to dwell on negativity. Everyone is different so their challenges are different, Waiting for your light bulb moment will keep you in limbo. Everyone that sticks to the training long enough is going to see results. When your moment happens you will be ready because you invested on it. People, you have to carry out the training or it will not work. Entrepreneurs do not get paid for time. They get paid for results. Entrepreneurs really are too busy to worry about your negativity, they focus on whats important.

Watching a business develop around you is a gift. You will see it if you stay positive through the experience, you are the secret to your success so don’t give up. When my business changed, it was when I realised that I am the business. I have to take this to the next level and treat this like a business not a hobby. I am responsible for the decision I made. Most entrepreneurs can tell you when things stared turning around for them. Now when an opportunity comes they are ready. The reason they can do this is because they are positive thinkers that are successful because the took advantage of the opportunity in front of them. They look at it with an open mind and then zoom in on the facts taking emotion out of the decision-making.

Training your mind to take action is the way an entrepreneur’s mind works. You can teach your mind to leave emotion out of your decision-making. You start by training it to take action on facts, so it doesn’t react to emotion. You want it, doesn’t mean you need it. Take some time, up to a day if you need it to make decisions. Give your brain time to wrap around it. Listen to your gut as the facts unfold and you will make the right decision. A business mind will zoom in and out putting their focus on what is the best decision for the business and the people the business supports. Leave the emotions at the door and look at all the ways you can make a positive impact versus a negative one. Celebrate small milestones as much as the big ones, because they keep your momentum growing. Be positive take one day at a time and keep the future where you can see it.

Building Business Relationship on-Line?

Lasting relationships on-line star with social media. Look at the way I use it. Is there a way to approach your friends and prospective customers by using these social sites to market?

I don’t like to play the games on these sites. I want to build relationships with people by having conversations. I don’t want to spend my time playing games on-line.

So I asked some experts, what do you get out of playing these games? My sons, they play more games on-line more than anyone I know. They opened my eyes to how they use these games. While playing video games they communicate with people on the inter-net daily. They build relationships with new people as they enter the games. So if you are someone who is comfortable playing games and you have many people in your gaming circle it can open a door for you to find out more about them. I talked to people of all ages they all got something different out of gaming on the inter-net but they all said it is to connect to others that have the same interest.

I know that these sites have opened the door to marketing and unfortunately inter-net marketing spam. When my wall is full of every offer under the sun, it drives me crazy. All I want is the good stuff that my friends are sharing. I know that by build a circle of friends you open yourself up to what they want to share. Do you listen to what you are adding to the conversation. You want to build relationships with people. Listening to what they tell you is showing them that they matter to you. Whether you do it playing the games or commenting on a post, you need to become involved with the people if you want them to listen to you. We are people first and marketers second. As you log on to these sites there is a time and place to bring your offer to the table. If you have to think about whether or not to post an offer, don’t do it. When a door opens start a conversation as your relationship grows introduce your business and any offers that you want to share. When you want me to hear about your offer, send a personal message you don’t have to post it. I am willing to listen to your offer.

People in any relationship want to feel good about it. Getting friends or followers doesn’t give you anything except a number unless you are building relationships. Looking at what you want from these social media sites.Think before you just start posting quotes and offers. You are on a site to build a relationship. Do you really throw a quote out there every time you talk to your friends or hit them with a sales offer? I don’t. I want to listen to what they need or want and offer them a solution so they know I care.

I know that it is hard when you are starting out to get people to listen to you, but think about what you want in a business relationship and then build it. When you bring value to a relationship people stand up and notice you for the person you are. People do business with people they like and trust. We want to have relationships that grow and change, so think before you post. I look forward to all the relationships I build. I think that social media is there to connect people who have the same interest. I connect with marketers, artist, mothers sisters, brothers the list goes on and on. I wonder why you accepted my friendship if they don’t want to get to know me. I am more than a number you add to your prospect list.

Motivational Seminars And You

Seminars are life changing event for the people who go with no expectations. Keeping an open mind is the key to unlocking the mysteries that keep you from moving forward. They help you unravel the patterns and break down walls you have put in place to avoid dealing with change.

These seminars designed to motivate you to think differently. They help you pin point how you fit in to your life story and show you that you have accountability for the choice and actions you take. Looking in from the outside they see that your circumstance. They show you that it is your perception of the role you play. They show you how to see things differently. What if the way you think has to do with the way you seen your situation and just by changing your thoughts you can see a different outcome? We carry baggage that we would like to forget and we tell ourselves that we have moved on but have we? They give you the tools to change your thinking, give up the baggage and rewrite the future.

If you talk to people who have been to these seminars that will tell you that it was great, life changing and they wish they would have gone sooner. They say the speaker seemed to talk directly to them, that’s because we are the same deep down. We have the same insecurities and we all have felt like a victim at one time in our lives. We walk around with defensive attitude to cover our vulnerability.

They help us to free ourselves from the pressure we put on ourselves by showing us who we really.They do this by bring out how truly capable we are and give us the confidence to make choices without fear or regret.They take the focus off how we feel and what we have to do to change it.

Why these seminars are not part of our childhood education is beyond me. If great motivators like Tony Robbins or Brain Tracy were to bring their talents to the class room we might see grow ups needing less therapy. There are seminars near you they may not have Tony Robbins or Brain Tracy, but they are helpful and designed with the same concepts and teachings that the masters use.

As you think about whether a motivational seminar is right for you, ask yourself this: Am I stuck in a rut unable to see the way out? Do I get tired of hearing my story played over and over in my head like a bad movie? Are my friends tired of hearing my whining? If you answered yes to any of these questions you may consider going to one of these seminars. It may just change who you think you are and open options that you did not know were possible.Think about how your business will benefit after you look and think with accountability in your role as a business owner.

Leadership Starts With You

Leaderships start with knowing wanting something is not the same as needing it as. Needs are food water and shelter. Wanting is an emotional reaction to pleasure. So what does this have to do with our identity?

Every person has needs and wants. Parents step into the roll of leadership they give their children what they need and what they want to support them. We are exposed early to outside influences that affect the way we think. It is the media and judgment from our peers that cause us pain or pleasure. This may trigger confusion on the difference between what our needs and wants really are.

Seeing, hearing, smelling and touching are the tool we inherited to survive. Listening with your senses started at birth, how we react to what we need as babies is natural. As we grow and understand how to get what we want, our parents place boundaries on us and introduced us to discipline. A child learns early that they are at the mercy of their family and will learn how to respond to get what they need. If you’re told repeatedly that you need and deserve something even when you don’t, you won’t understand the difference between a need and a want. Disciplined is setting the boundaries.

Discipline is training a state of improved behavior, improvement of physical power and self-control. Our brain is the key to getting what we need and want. If you are a victim to your emotions then you need to discipline your brain to act instead of reacting to the emotional triggers around you. You have to practice everything so that your brain knows what it has to do on its own. Just knowing you have to do something, is not enough.

Example: I am over weight because I have bad eating habits, there for I have to practice good eating habits to change the bad habits. I have a bad temper. No you have a bad habit triggered from an emotional behavior. You will only have self-control when you practice it. He is the best player on the team because he practiced until he could act with complete control over the game he plays.

Your brain will tell your body what to do when you practice it. If you don’t replace bad habits with good habits they will control your life. A computer is like a brain, unfortunately our brain doesn’t have the software to improve its performance. You are not what anyone tells you, you are what you tell yourself. All you have to do is listen to what you are telling your brain to do. If you tell yourself you don’t know how to something, you won’t. Your brain will not know what to do until you educate it to do so. Discipline yourself by practicing what you have to do and then act on your training.

Just because you put the uniform on doesn’t mean that your brain will tell your body how to play the game. You have to do your home work! You have to practice, know the game inside and out, then and only then you are ready to play in the game.

People fall victim to the world around them. You want to stand out in the crowd you have to practice discipline. In order to practice you need to find the training. You are not a player until you get in the game.

It is your life and your choices that define who you are, be accountable to yourself. Practice it, so you can stand out as a person of excellence. If you want what I have and are not willing to work for it, you can’t have it. Don’t throw a fit to get where you want to be. I had to change the way what I was doing to get what I need to live the way I want. I study it and practice it until I gained the skills to act without emotion when making decisions. , standout and be the example. People will follow your lead.

Who Are You Selling?

You have partnered with a company that is selling products and you are ready to move forward. The doubts set in and you ask yourself is this the products and is this the company that going to change my life? If you think it is just about these things you may not see what you have in front of you.

The opportunity is more than an opportunity to start business it is a way to welcome change into your life. This is your business and yes the product is important, but you are what matters. Be clear that in a marketing business you have to invest money to make money. This business model is no different, it works and it has proven it’s self over the years. You are just doing is on the inter-net. This like any business is not for those who want to get rich quick. It takes time, money and patience to build a business.

The income is defiantly there for the taking for the people willing to work for it. Business owners know the reason they started their business. Do you know your reason? Is it to support yourself, your family or to get extra money for college? These are great reasons for starting a business. Get in touch with why you want to do this in the first place? If you doubt why you are here, maybe you should get out. You must own your place in your business. You are there to take charge of your life and your finances.

Who are you selling? Get the right mind-set by getting involved. You made a choice to do this. Working at it building your business is not an option. We all have growing pains when we got started. Take part in the training, improve on the skills that you need to run your business. This is what you have to do. No one is going to hand you anything.

An entrepreneur is the person who believes in their business. They are building something greater than themselves. They have a clear vision of where they want to go and what it is going to take to get there. In the beginning it is you, your money, but mostly your time. As things progress you will recruit people to do what you don’t have time for or don’t want to do yourself. Every business adventure no matter how small is going to have challenges. Meet them head on. We all have fears it is those who move forward with fear who conquer it.

Most people have to see themselves in a role before they are willing to do it every day. This is your business and your responsibility to the choice you made when you partnered with the company. People are counting on you to do your part. Just because they presented you the opportunity, doesn’t mean they owe you. Marketing your business or some ones products is the business you are in and it is your responsibility to do just that. Find the training and dominate quickly. Now put it in action.

Starting a business is a choice. You are not selling anything. Take the time to build business relationships. Be kind to everyone and treat them with respect. In business we are all connected to someone who knows someone else. Running your business with integrity and it will show.

Training Is Self Discipline

Sometimes I think people buy training material and set it on the shelf and hope it will jump into their brain. Well good luck with that. Give yourself permission to do what you have to. No one can change your situation, but you.

The person that is actively seeking to improve their life will do what needs done. Make up your mind to travel a path of self-control. Start today by picking a challenge. See what needs done, do it and stay consistent. By not dwelling on your problems your train your mind up to change yourself and the problems will take care of themselves.

I want you to feel good about yourself. So every day when you open your eyes, stretch, take in a deep breath and say to yourself. Good morning! I am grateful for everything in my life. As an adult, I have the choice to do what’s right.

You will start to see small changes in your life. Work on self-discipline by practice decision-making, no matter how small think before you act. One part of discipline is to developing a good habit in place of a bad habit with your focus on the good habit. I can say I will do something, but when I don’t I lose my credible to myself. I can buy it and put it on a shelf, but that is not going to make me accountable for the choice I made when I bought it. You are not going to get there without doing your home work.

After a while it will become part of your character. So here is a challenge find something that you want and get it. The only thing is before you get it you have to go through the hoops to get it. Every day you will have to do the same thing you did the day before to get it. You have choices not obstacles. Every time we use your gift to make a choice we are saying that we are important and a free thinking adult.

If there is some training you have put off, do it. That’s easier said than done, right. What you don’t understand is it is just that easy. It starts with you making a choice. You may think that you are a positive person, I did. Then when I started to work on my mind-set I found that I wasn’t as positive as I thought. Turns out now that I look back I am more of an optimist. I knew everything would work out if I just could get…. My reality is I have everything I need. I have to make the choice to do it. Buying more training is not going to get business or my weight under control if I don’t do anything about it.

It’s hard to think about doing twenty articles in twenty days if you dwell on it. Plan on working every day until you have the changes in your life. Make a choice to keeping focus on today and write something positive, that will help someone. Adding a creative outlet is something I strongly recommend. I listen to the training and share what I get out of it. Because, if I need it than someone else might need it too. Pass it on, just be yourself.

As you work on your creativity, you are all so working in a positive mind-set. You are making choices that will feed your soul and change your thinking. You are actively doing what you need and not what others tell you that you need. Your mind-set will only change if you put in the time. The key is you and if you hold yourself accountable for our choices. You are on a path to change yourself. No one is going to give you a sticker for buying it and putting it on the shelf. You will change if you do what you have to. Everything worth getting takes work. That is why you see the people you admire because they did the work to get there. Changing yourself begins as you see every small decision as a victory to yourself.

Just a Word of Thanks to My Visitors

Let me take a few minutes to say thanks for visiting my blog. I am sure that when you leave here you will have found something that you can use to help in your marketing efforts. We each have the ability to pass on what we learn and help out someone who is just starting out.

I hate looking for something that I can’t find because you have to jump through hoops to get to the information . If there is something that you want to know, please let me help you find it. Every time I start a new direction with this blog I feel that I may have left out something that you wanted to know about while  marketing. I may not have all the answers you are looking for, but I would love to research it and blog about it. This is my way of saying thanks.

The best part of this journey is the small changes we go through as we grow. I want you to succeed in whatever your niche is and you can count on me to deliver. Remember to give thanks be cause as things may get boring or take an unexpected turn once in awhile. You are living your life by your decisions and you are in control of how you make your income.

If you haven’t already start a blog and share what you know. You can blog about anything just be truthful and real. If you are kind and treat others how you want to be treated you will have the success in business and in your life that you desire.

If you can’t get your answers in my articles, I will be happy and waiting for your questions. You can contact me at the bottom of each article on any of my pages. -Deb

What Does Attraction Have to Do With It?

Entrepreneurs are open to and have an attraction to opportunities. They build businesses, relationships and teach others to do the same. Opening the door for others to do the same.

Most entrepreneurs are willing to take you under their wing and show you how they got where they are in their business. Self-confidence is earned by every entrepreneur and they wear it as a badge. Confidence is intoxicating to everyone around you and the attraction is undeniable. You are the authority on your business and what it took you to get there.

Self- confidence is a gift that you earn by small accomplishments that build ability. Responsibility is to take care of the opportunity that is in front of you. You are developing the mind-set of a confident person and you don’t have time for lazy behavior in your life. You have to have done the work, if you don’t do what you have to get done on your list, it becomes a blow to your self-esteem and your business.

Start your day with an affirmation, prayer or conversation with yourself. Get ready to carry out your list. As you go through the day, cross off each task as you do this your self-confidence has a small victory dance. At the end of each day you make a new list. There is power in writing it down, reading before you go to bed and crossing off each thing on your list as you finish it the next day. When you surrender to the process you will find it is not as hard as you think. I say surrender, because some people will fight with the Idea that this will work at all, no change comes over night. This is a journey.

Entrepreneurs do what it takes even when they may feel uncomfortable at first because they know that you can say that it works, but try it out for themselves, they are confident in the process. They to are on a path to improve their lives. They are not judgmental. Every positive action they take to develop as a person is putting a new tool in the tool box to success.

Every task you carry out will make the next one easier. The attraction for more skills is building because the skills are building the knowledge that you need as a business owner. With your self-confidence growing and your esteem level rising you will find that other do take notice around you. Small changes will all so bring changes in the way you inter-act with others.

Attraction is built on respect, without respect you will not have self-esteem and without self-esteem you are not attractive to yourself. You have to feel a sense of accomplishment to gain self-esteem. Attracting people to you because you go after what you want and are willing to put the work in that it takes to succeed at your business.

Confidence is the reward. Please do not mistake confidence with arrogance. Arrogance is not attractive even though it is very powerful. An arrogant person is attractive to more arrogant people. They have little time for anyone but themselves. Conceited people keep the focus on themselves leaving very little room for anyone else. What does attraction has to do with it? Everything, as an entrepreneur you will attract the people who are looking for the way to build their business. They find value in you as a person because you are doing what you say you are going to do.Now is the time to step in to the role as the teacher, not the student. Sharing our knowledge is natural when you have done your homework and are a living example for them to follow.

Now, arm yourself with the tools to mold yourself into the person that you admire. Walk the path celebrating the small victories and get ready for the great celebration at the end. We don’t sell ourselves short. We are entrepreneurs ready for the next step because we have confidence that we can and it shows is every part of our lives.

What Affect Do Your Words Have On Your Mind Set?

I started this day with a teaching on self-control, practicing disciple in your thoughts and words. I know how powerful words are especially in any relationship. As a business owner you may need this teaching as much as I did. As my business grows so does my accountability that’s because we are all teachers by example. My true self is my thoughts and my words. When a person tells them self that their thoughts and words are not important, they are telling their self that they are not important.

As children we knew only the world around our parent. Emotional we need acceptance by the people we know, depend on and respect. We think the way our parents think, it is what we know until we meet other people outside our family unit. They tell us day in and day out how to think. They transfer their thoughts on to us with their words. When you speak or are spoken to in a negative way you will continue to think that way. You are the only one that can change your mind. That will happen as you take control of our thoughts.

If you don’t think you have negative thoughts then don’t waste your time reading this article. You can talk until your blue in the face, but until you listen to yourself you will not hold yourself accountable for your words. Talking out loud to yourself is one of the most powerful things you can do. You may find that you are not listening to the words that come out of your mouth. How many times a day do you hear yourself saying something negative? Are the words coming from your thought or someone else’s? You are on a path that exercises self-control, so fill your words with positive messages and repeat them every day. Your mind will start to change as it absorbs these positive messages.

Now what does that have to do with business you may ask? Well when we think about the words we speak and the words that are spoken to us and around us we can see their power. Negative words and thoughts affect how we see ourselves and others. Part of having a positive character is self-respect and disciple. You will not change your life or your business if you listen to others spew negative words and thoughts day in and day out. Be the positive voice in your head.

Growing as person is a journey. Changes will take place as you practice self-control. It is life changing when you look back and see how words affect how you think. Positive thoughts replace negative ones. We don’t listen to others when they are gossiping or speaking negative word because we are busy working on not being like that person. We drop our attitude so that our minds can think freely about forming an opinion based on facts. As you become less absorbs in how things affect you, focus on your thoughts, how will my words affect people when they are around me. Warning! When you have freedom of thought you may start repelling negative people, because you will not feed in to their mind-set.

No one I do business with wants to be around a complaining business person. They don’t have time for your lack of respect for them or yourself. They want to hear what you are going to bring to the table as your relationship grows. A positive person will look for solutions and collaboration. A disciple person thinks before they speak knowing that their words have power.

The things you say to yourself, you will live. Are you a wonderful person with some bad habits? We all need to listen to the words that come out of our mouth.

  • Be too busy working on yourself to care about what others say.
  • I don’t care who is do what with whom, because I don’t have time for gossip.
  • I holding myself accountable for my thought.
  • I have enough to work on in my life. I am a work in progress.
  • I will not point my finger at someone and speak negative words.
  • I am too busy walking in my shoes to care who is walking in someone else’s shoes?
  • I refuse to deceive myself by thinking that I can pass on this teaching without working on it myself.
  • I can see my true self by listen to the words I speak.
  • I teach by living as an example that others.

I will tell myself everyday that I am free and able to listen to the words that come out of my mouth. Replacing bad habits for good ones is just another way that we prepare our self to step in to our role as a creditable person. People who are in business are there because they are different and they embrace it. They enjoy thinking outside of the box and like to give back. They enjoy problem solving and are constantly improving on themselves, only looking back to see how far they have come. A person is only truly free if he uses his mind and doesn’t let emotion control of the words that come out of his mouth. The things you tell yourself is what you live.