Sunday, May 31, 2009

Marketing by Thinking Outside the Box

Marketing is all about creativity, testing, and changing it up. We must think outside the box to get the most effective use of our marketing. Let's get unstuck, creative, and be an effective marketer!

Here is a list of thinking outside the box marketing:

  • Mindset brainstorm - check your mindset for positive vibes and you will find you will also become creative.
  • Be outlandish and ridiculous - Take your marketing to a new and outlandish and ridiculous level.
  • Flip it - When you think of a problem, flip it around and never give up. The problem might be the best opportunity of all!
  • Get unstuck - Keep searching and the answer will come to you, this will take creativity and a positive mindset, so be sure to check in with your mindset to be sure you are an abundant thinker.
  • Develop ways to be creative - Be original, collaborate with other, use methods you are not using today, and more!
  • Think from another place - think like someone in your target market, put yourself in their shoes and go to their place for marketing.
  • Be real - Use words that resonate your authenticity.
  • Give the readers what they are looking for
  • Be an expert at what you already do - if you are an article writer, do it better. If you do PPC or pay per click, do it better and more.
  • Do social networks better and more creatively

There's so much to do and so much to learn to effectively market day in and day out. Think outside the box, mastermind with like minded and earn!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

"Visualization and belief in a pattern of reality activates the creative power of realization." A. L. Linall, Jr.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love." Mahatma Gandhi.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought. A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought-evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought. As he develops a right understanding, and sees more and more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect, he ceases to fuss and fume and worry and grieve, and remains poised, steadfast, serene.The calm man, having learned how to govern himself, knows how to adapt himself to others; and they, in turn, reverence his spiritual strength, and feel that they can learn of him and rely upon him.
The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Even the ordinary trader will find his business prosperity increase as he develops a greater self-control and equanimity, for people will always prefer to deal with a man whose demeanor is strongly equable.
The strong calm man is always loved and revered. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in a storm. Who does not love a tranquil heart, a sweet-tempered, balanced life? It does not matter whether it rains or shines, or what changes come to those possessing these blessings, for they are always sweet, serene, and calm. That exquisite poise of character which we call serenity is the last lesson culture; it is the flowering of life, the fruitage of the soul. It is precious as wisdom, more to be desired than gold - yea, than even fine gold. How insignificant mere money-seeking looks in comparison with a serene life - a life that dwells in the ocean of Truth, beneath the waves, beyond the reach of tempests, in the Eternal Calm!
"How many people we know who sour their lives, who ruin all that is sweet and beautiful by explosive tempers, who destroy their poise of character, and make bad blood! It is a question whether the great majority of people do not ruin their lives and mar their happiness by lack of self-control. How few people we meet in life who are well-balanced, who have that exquisite poise which is characteristic of the finished character!"
Yes, humanity surges with uncontrolled passion, is tumultuous with ungoverned grief, is blown about by anxiety and doubt. Only the wise man, only he whose thoughts are controlled and purified, makes the winds and the storms of the soul obey him.
Tempest-tossed souls, wherever ye may be, under whatsoever conditions ye may live, know this - in the ocean of life the isles of Blessedness are smiling, and sunny shore of your ideal awaits your coming. Keep your hand firmly upon the helm of thought. In the bark of your soul reclines the commanding Master; He does but sleep; wake Him. Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power.
Say unto your heart, "Peace, be still!"

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." Franklin D. Roosevelt.

400+ Twitter Followers in a Long Weekend - Let's all be Friends???

I got 400 followers over the Memorial Day weekend, probably more. Most of them probably use autofollowers and auto tweets. How do I get to know all these people? I'm not bragging that I can get that many followers, not at all. There's a catch 22... I have over 3ooo followers, they keep on coming and then they come in droves on the same subject like nutrition or China or whatever. Maybe I'm getting put on a list... Take me off!

Let me ask, why do people want a ton of followers, many of which they wouldn't want to meet in the first place? And then they treat you with a bunch of autoresponders, a very impersonal tool.
Let's be friends - first, let's get to know each other, please! I really like to let people know of me on facebook , click that if you would like to know me there, so I confess, I let people know my facebook address via an autoresponder, but that's it. I welcome comments!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward,
safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for
you." Princess Diana

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

"Nature your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think." Benjamin Disraeli.

"Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown."

How to Seize and Create Opportunities

"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." - Napoleon Hill. Think and Grow Rich

To create and seize the opportunity, we must first start with what we want or our burning desire. What do we want to be and what do we want to do. Be really clear on your burning desire. The way you can become clear is by identifying what you don't want and then to clearly describe what you want - an exercise in Law of Attraction by Michael Losier.

Opportunities can come in a variety of forms, from defeat, to a simple idea, to someone suggesting something that might work in your business. Be open! When an opportunity presents itself, do this: Step up and take it, select what you want, create your plan, put the plan into action and follow through with plenty of persistence, never taking your eye off your burning desire.

Tips to identifying and seizing opportunities:

  • Convert defeats or failures to success. In a failure, you can find something good and you might find the best opportunity of all. Seize it!
  • Look for it - opportunities are all around us!
  • Copy someone idea and convert it to match your business. McDonald's started from making simple hamburgers. Why not take their simple model and create your own very simple recipe for success in your business? Take one thing and do it well.
  • Carry out your plan and in reevaluating or taking action on the plan, you may find another opportunity! Seize it!
  • Imagination. We can create anything we can imagine. Spend time imagining what we want and the many ways that we can create it. Use your burning desire to fuel your imagination.
  • Think of others. What's useful to others? What product or services would make other people's lives easier? There are so many opportunities to help others. Seize it!
  • Be open to the simple fact that opportunities come in all forms. A thought might come into your head or someone says something or you see something. You can find an opportunity anywhere and at anytime. Seize it!
  • Be part of a mastermind group. You will get many ideas for opportunities from the mastermind group. Just think, where would we be if we didn't have friends or mentors? You will find many ideas from your mastermind group. Meet with them regularly and you will find more opportunities than you could ever imagine. Pick one, and act on it. Write the others down, in case your plan doesn't work, and use it then.

Napoleon Hill states "Capitalistic society guarantees every person the opportunity to provide useful service and to collect riches in proportion to the value of the service."
Meaning: there's nothing gained from doing nothing. Give something of value and you will gain riches.

Seize opportunities to help others and you will find yourself well on your way to riches!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

"It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen." Muhammad Ali.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Quarreling is like cutting water with a sword."
Chinese Proverb.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

How to Priority Manage to a Fun Life Priority managment is better than time managment because you will find yourself living your life based on what is really important to you, what really drives you to accomplish big things. First, identify your values, what is important to you. Then, really start living your best life. Create the life you want when you understand and live your top values/prioities. Be emotional and get excited about this process and you will reach your biggest goals!

"Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution." Deepak Chopra.

Monday, May 11, 2009

How to be a Successful Internet Mom Marketer

"When the flames of anger flare up, we tend to lash out at those who have watered our seeds of anger. It is like finding our house on fire and, instead of putting out the flames, chasing those we think started it."Thich Nhat Hahn.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

"We both believe, whole-heartedly, that our thoughts, our feelings, our dreams, our ideals are physical in the Universe. That if we dream something, if we picture something, if we commit ourselves to it; that that is a physical through us towards realization that we can put into the Universe."Will Smith.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Persevere in thy quest and thou shalt find what thou seekest. Pursue thy aim unswervingly and thou shalt gain victory. Struggle earnestly and thou shalt triumph." - Gautama Buddha

Friday, May 8, 2009

"Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human." Anthony Robbins.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

"Fall seven times, stand up eight." Japanese Proverb.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Live and Work Like Your Mother is Watching... worth reading!

by Harvey Mackay
I had the great honor a few years ago of being inducted into my high school Hall of Fame at St. Paul Central in St. Paul, Minn. Previous honorees include Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts cartoon strip; Richard Schulze, founder and chairman of Best Buy; and Dave Winfield, a member of Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame.Approximately 500 selected students were invited to the auditorium for the ceremony and to hear a few remarks from this year's recipients.

I shared four ideas with students, the first three being:
1) Believe in yourself—even when no one else does
2) Don't quit and
3) There is no "I" in team.
I want to touch here on my fourth point:
4) Act like your mother is watching.

Let me tell you a true story about Professor Bonk who taught chemistry at Duke University. One year, three students were taking chemistry and all earning a solid "A" going into the final exam. The weekend before finals, they decided to go to another school to party with some friends. They didn't make it back to Duke until early Monday morning, in no shape to take the final.

They explained to Professor Bonk that they had been away for the weekend and had planned to come back in time to study, but they had a flat tire on the way back and didn't have a spare, so they didn't get back to campus in time.

Professor Bonk agreed to let them make up the final on the following day. What a relief! They studied all night. When they arrived for the exam, Professor Bonk placed them in separate rooms, handed each of them a test booklet, and told them to begin.

They saw the first question was simple, worth 5 points. Piece of cake! Then they turned to question 2, worth 95 points: "Which tire?"

Unfortunately the business community does not get stellar grades for ethics the past few years. Too many companies have tried to fool the public.

Ethics and integrity must be the cornerstone of your existence. If you want your employees to tell the truth, a company better start by being truthful with their employees.

Let me tell you about our mission statement at MackayMitchell Envelope Company, which is: "To be in business forever."

What does that mean? It stands for no hidden liabilities ... no cutting corners ... no small print under the small print ... no red flags.

We in the business community need to set a good example for our young people. Surveys show that a disturbing number of students cite recent corporate and political scandals to justify their dishonesty.

It's critical to use good judgment so that you aren't hauled up before a court. And I'm talking about the court of public opinion as much as any court of law. If you don't use good judgment, you're already judged—especially in business.

A mother was invited for dinner at her son Brian's apartment. During the course of the meal, Brian's mother couldn't help but notice how beautiful Brian's roommate, Jennifer, was.

Brian's mom had long suspected a relationship between Brian and Jennifer. Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between them than met the eye.

Reading his mom's thoughts, Brian volunteered, "I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you Jennifer and I are just roommates."

About a week later, Jennifer came to Brian saying, "Ever since your mother came to dinner, I've been unable to find the beautiful silver gravy ladle. You don't suppose she took it, do you?" Brian said, "Well, I doubt it, but I'll send her an email just to be sure."

So he wrote: "Dear Mom: I'm not saying that you 'did' take the gravy ladle from the house, I'm not saying that you 'did not' take the gravy ladle. But the fact remains that one has been missing ever since you were here for dinner. Love, Brian."

Several days later, Brian received an email back from his mother that read: "Dear Son: I'm not saying that you 'do' sleep with Jennifer, I'm not saying that you 'do not' sleep with Jennifer. But the fact remains that if Jennifer were sleeping in her own bed, she would have found the ladle by now. Love, Mom."

Mackay's Moral: Never lie to your mother ... or anyone else.

-- Harvey Mackay

"The first step to a great life is to fill your life with a positive faith that will help you through anything. The second is you begin where you are." Dr. Norman Vincent Peale.

"There is only one class of people that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor."

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Leaders are Not Born but Created

Anyone can be a leader, yes, even you!

Here's a small list of traits of a leader:

  • Leaders make daily, weekly, monthly actionable goals. And take action on their dreams and inspirations.
  • Leaders are inspired daily and give inspiration to others, others happily follow a leader who is inspiring and who walks the talk.
  • Leaders think big and do big things. They want big things, living a life and dream without limits.
  • Leaders believe they can achieve, without question. They don't listen to naysayers and dream stealers, as they are simply a waste of precious time and energy.
  • Leaders make affirmations a habit. Meaning they say positive things to themselves daily, reinforcing their belief and their future inspired direction.
  • Leaders pay thyself first. This must be as there is no person who is more excited and concerned over your goals than yourself. Pay yourself first, and you will be able to enjoy giving to those you love and those who also follow you. Too much fun to give!!
  • Leaders love to give, love to help others achieve similar results, as long as they are taking action and are also on the path to becoming a leader.

How to be Interesting on Twitter

Twitter is extremly popular, used by many, many people. How to be interesting on twitter goes through the steps of becoming interesting. First, you must make your interesting profile and name, then you will want to follow interesting people and then you will need to tweet interesting things about yourself only 10% of the time, interesting news items or pertinent to your followers, and then retweet. Most times, retweets are followed with a follower. Plus, it's a great way of providing interesting information to tweet about. Be fun, be interesting and you will get many followers on Twitter. Find me, Drivendesire, on twitter. Find me on Youtube: frannjean.

Friday, May 1, 2009

"Let the love within your heart be the focus of your awareness throughout the day. Allow yourself to be accepting, forgiving, peaceful, joyful and in harmony with yourself and all life around you. Just be!" Harold W. Becker.