"FEAR = Forgetting Everything's All Right!" Mickey Bush.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Posted by Francesca at 2:58 PM
Monday, June 29, 2009
Nope. We all want success, right? Big dreams, big ideas. Get started and then drop the ball, get lazy and find that you are making excuses for not reaching your dream.
If you really want to be successful, you have to realize that success is not easy. There are many obstacles along the way. This includes: family, business, time constraints, money and so many more excuses or obstacles that can easily divert our attention from accomplishing our dreams.
There is no easy way to success. It takes work and work is usually not easy, but it can be fun. You can have a fun outlook on everything you do. It can be a game to you. You can use every step to your success as a small celebration. It can be fun but not easy.
There is no easy button, if there was, everyone would be pushing it!! Success can be achieved through many challenges, work, masterminding, and finally, much happiness when it all works out the way you planned.
Start today and never stop on your path to success. The easiest part of becoming successful is to keep going, keep pushing, and never take your eye off your goal!
"You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great." ~ Les Brown
Posted by Francesca at 4:30 PM
"With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now." Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Posted by Francesca at 3:50 PM
Friday, June 26, 2009
"We can do anything we want as long as we stick to it long enough." Helen Keller.
Posted by Francesca at 2:52 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Check out this magazine article about the Top 50 Home-Based businesses on page 14. Here's the online version.
Teachers, don't you love the book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?" At this time of year, you may be looking for a way to make money on the side. Maybe you are updating your resume, like 65% of the population. Maybe you are dreaming while sunbathing on the beach or by the pool, wouldn't it be nice if.....
Fortunately, there is an answer for the summer for teachers, as well as many others. Teaching fitness has it's ups and downs, and during the summer, plenty of breaks. Like you, I started thinking, there's got to be a better way. And there is. And it's year round.
Teachers, feel free to comment and visit the company site.
"Compassion, forgiveness, these are the real, ultimate sources of power for peace and success in life." Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama.
Posted by Francesca at 2:23 PM
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Anything is possible, just keep telling yourself that and it will be your reality. This is the reality of a two hour block of time: It goes quick! It feels like a marathon at times! And yes, it can be discouraging not to have more time.
Here's what I do to make the most of a 2 hour block of time:
1. Plan what you will do - to the T.
2. Be excited about your plan and that will help you carry out the plan with energy!
3. Don't be discouraged at the smallness of the time slot, instead, be grateful for the time slot in the first place!
4. Be sure that personal development is in accomplished in the day, preferably right before the block of time. This way your mind will be in the right place.
5. The secret of Coffee!! Wow, didn't realize it was that powerful for me! If you need it to lift your spirits do it. Remember that this day cannot be recreated and coffee might help you use your day more effectively - well worth it!
6. Do work with partners and a mastermind group. They could help you on a larger scale, thus getting more done! Watch my video as an example.
I welcome your comments and suggestions as to how you use your time slot effectively.
"Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and predudices and the acceptance of love back into our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us." Marianne Williamson.
Posted by Francesca at 2:50 PM
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
This desire statement of the ideal financial situation was created through the book, Law of Attraction by Michael Losier. Enjoy and join me on the path.
I am in the process of attracting all that I need to do, know or have to attract my ideal financial situation.
I love knowing that my ideal financial situation allows me to have and enjoy anything that I desire to bring more joy and freedom to my life.
I love how it feels when I see my savings account gets bigger and bigger while enjoying abundance and charity giving.
I am enjoying the feeling of abundance as sales come in consistently. I enjoy watching others enjoy the same abundance, also making consistent sales from their inner motivation and application of skills.
I love knowing that my ideal financial situation brings me comfort and knowledge that I can vacation and travel anytime and anywhere I want, enjoy dates whenever, and give my Lucas all the experiences we want. This makes me feel free and great.
I'm excited at the thought of easily contracting out home improvement expenses, enjoying our beautiful home from professional and quick beautiful improvements.
I love seeing myself enjoy the fruits of my labor, as I enjoy investing money, playing with our extra money, and showing people a better life.
The Law of Attraction is unfolding and orchestrating all that needs to happen to bring me to my desire.
Monday, June 22, 2009
"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." A. A. Milne.
Posted by Francesca at 3:43 PM
Friday, June 19, 2009
"Being is not only beyond but also deep within every form as its innermost invisible and indestructible essence. This means that it is accessible to you now as your own deepest
self, your true nature. But don't seek to grasp it with your mind. Don't try to understand it. You can know it only when the mind is still.
When you are present, when your attention is fully and itensely in the Now, Being can be felt, but it can never be understood mentally. To regain awareness of Being and to abide in that state
of "feeling-realization" is enlightenment."
Posted by Francesca at 3:06 PM
Thursday, June 18, 2009
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind." William James.
Posted by Francesca at 2:53 PM
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
One evening, an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said: "My son, the battle is between 'two wolves' inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
The grandson thought about it for a minute, and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"
The old Cherokee simply replied: "the one you feed."
"The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike, and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune." Boris Pasternak.
Posted by Francesca at 2:35 PM
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Pray and you will save money on supposed "good ideas." Try it, be silent, meditate, ask for the answer to your questions before you plunk down more money on the next "good idea." There are so many business opportunities and so many opportunities for others to take your money for advertising. Pray on it, think on it, ask for answers.
Here's how to get your best answers and you will save money!!
1. Get totally clear of any other thoughts. How is this possible?? Think, how do you get your best thinking done? Is it in the shower, running, walking, laying down? Find you best way and relax into it. You will find you mind racing at first but then allow it to settle down and become clear. The answer to your big question will come - but may not be right away.
2. Don't force the answer. Ask the question and then let the answer flow into your mind. It may not come right away or even on the same day. It may take a couple days or more to enter your mind. Don't be impatient and don't be on a deadline. If it's meant to be, you will get the answer as to your next move, before you spend more money on "good ideas."
3. Pray and talk about it with others. But allow the answer to flow into your mind. Don't be too influenced by others. People love to give their opinions, but the best answer is from God or the Universe. It will come to you!
4. Be open and in the receiving mode. The answer to your biggest questions comes to you that way.
When you find the answer, you will find you will also save money. Each business idea takes money, normally. It's best to think it through, asking for divine guidance, and receive the answer.
"With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity." Keshavan Nair.
Posted by Francesca at 2:44 PM
Monday, June 15, 2009
"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them." G.B. Shaw.
Posted by Francesca at 4:12 PM
Friday, June 12, 2009
Everyone asks me, "Now that I'm getting a better idea of what social media is, How do I actually apply it? Where do I start?" Start with these, The Five P's of Social Media. The Five P's are; Profiles, Propagate, Produce, Participate, and Progress.
The first of the Five P's are Profiles. There are basically two types of Profiles, your personal profile or your company profile and a group profile. Personal profiles can be; Lon Safko in LinkedIn, in FaceBook, in MySpace, in Flickr. An example of a group can be Social Media, The Social Media Bible, or Innovative Thinking.
Go fill out and lock in your name, company name, and group names in every social networking site you can think of as soon as possible. If you've got a particular subject matter that you can think of that you or your company is going to participate in, make sure you get that group name so that you can have control over it.
The importance of filling out your profiles right now, is to make sure that you lock in your names under that profile before someone else gets it and precludes you from doing that forever. We're beginning to find cyber squatters. These are people who are going out and taking people's and company's names, claiming ownership and then trying to sell them back to you or your company later.
The second P is Propagate. That means that after you've created your accounts and filled in your profiles in Flickr, PodBean, or YouTube, you need to begin to propagate those accounts. You've got photographs, you've got company photographs, you've got product photographs, service photographs, you've got customer photographs, you've got video and you probably have audio files.
Get out there and get all of your digital files collected and get them uploaded to these websites. If you want to win the game you have to play. You've got to be able to participate by propagating all of these sites. You need to be there when your customers and more importantly, your prospects are there looking for you (or, better yet, your competitors).
The third P is Produce. If you don't have a lot of content, or if you just want to add new content, then create it, produce it! It's really not that hard. Your computer, more than likely, has a built in microphone and free sound editing software (if not, go get Audacity [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ ], a free audio recording and editing software). You can create podcasts like I did for my book, The Social Media Bible. The creation of this content is essentially 100% free. For the book, I created 48 audio interviews that if played back-to-back would run for 24 continuous hours. Click here to listen: http://www.thesocialmediabible.com/the-experts/
The best part of all this is there is no associated cost. Just sit down, get familiarized with it, practice it a few times, and start talking. The most important thing is--if you're going to produce video or audio, or even text in a blog format--remembering to include a strong "What's in it for me?" message for the consumer of your information.
For the same reasons that you began reading this, you want to know about how to get started with social media. You want good take-aways in exchange for the time you spend reading this. If you don't come away with good usable suggestions, you won't come back. There has to be a strong, what's in it for me--WII-FM message. Your take away is that you are going to, just by giving me a few minutes of your time, understand how to begin to implement social media.
So make sure that when you're creating your video, or you're creating your audio, or even writing your blog, that there's going to be a strong, "What's in it for me--message" for your customers. Give them a reason to keep watching, listening, or reading your content.
The fourth P is Participate. Participate means that you need to get out and actually participate in other people's content and in their blogs. Begin commenting, but don't just jump in and comment. After speaking with Robert Scoble and Chris Heuer from The Social Media Club, one of the things that kept coming out in all these interviews were, that you can't just jump into the conversation. You need to listen. You need to understand. You need to participate.
It's like going to a party or a networking event. You walk into a party and there are little groups around the room that are all participating in their own conversations. For you to walk up to any group and just say, "Hi, my name is Lon, and I sell and consult..." and interrupt everybody would be completely inappropriate. Proper etiquette would dictate that you walk up to the group, you listen to the conversation for a while, you wait until to you have something of value to add, then you simply add that value by commenting. Whether is at a party, a networking event, or on someone's blog, video sharing site, or on their photograph sharing site, it always works the same.
Participate first, and remember, if you're not participating you're not in the game, and you cannot win.
The fifth and final P is Progress. The old saying goes, "You cannot manage what you don't measure," so be sure you measure and manage your progress. Measuring means, how many views has your video gotten on YouTube? How many downloads were there of your podcast? How many views of your Flickr photographs? How many comments are coming in on your blogs? How many Google Alerts are you getting where other people are linking to or talking about your website?
These are ways that you can manage your progress, but you have to measure it in order to manage it. It's really simple to get out there, and almost all of these tools are absolutely free; like Google Alerts are really valuable! Albert Einstein once defined "insanity" as doing the same thing the same way and expecting different results. That's really true. When you get out there and you're looking at your progress, and which videos are being viewed the most, and which blogs are being linked to the most, it's got to give you an idea of what your customers, your prospects, and your followers are most interested in.
It's really simple. The videos that aren't getting any views, well stop it. The ones that are, simply do more of those. The same thing goes for your blog. If posts aren't getting traffic stop writing those kinds of posts and try something else. So get out there. I want you to complete your profiles, create your groups. Propagate your accounts with good content, produce good meaningful "What's in it for me content," whether it's just a simple photograph, an audio file, or a video. Participate in the conversation. Comment on people's blogs and, of course, measure your progress.
Do these five tasks and you will be on your way to successful social media marketing.
Read more of Lon Safko's Social Media Bible blog [http://www.thesocialmediabible.com/the-experts/ ]
Lon Safko [ http://www.lonsafko.com/] is the co-author of The Social Media Bible: Tactics, Tools, and Strategies For Business Success [http://www.thesocialmediabible.com/]. He is also an innovator and professional speaker with over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, strategic partnering, speaking, training, writing, and e-commerce. He is the founder of eight successful companies, including Paper Models, Inc.
Click here [http://www.lonsafko.com/FastCompany/Commandment_Ball.pdf] for your free Fast Company The Social Media Bible Ten Commandment Ball. Just print, cut, glue, and be inspired!
"Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown."
Posted by Francesca at 2:42 PM
Thursday, June 11, 2009
"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave." Calvin Coolidge.
Posted by Francesca at 9:13 PM
"Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity."
Posted by Francesca at 8:17 PM
These sites are free for your to use in your marketing of your business. Lots of specifics to use right away, and that's the best time to do things - now!
Take these steps:
Step 1. Before you post an ad on any Internet classified ad site be sure to open up a New email account just for posting, marketers lurk these sites for what they call "good leads". You will get a ton of junk mail.
Step 2. Go to the links at the bottom of this page and start putting yourself out there, do one row at a time, them come back another day and do another another row. Set up 1 campaign per row to track which block of ads you are getting responses from. If you find a site that has high traffic by checking them up against www.alexa.com then pay money to the site to get a better spot or do a banner on their site. At that point as you are paying for the ad it is okay to set up a unique campaign for that site.
Step 3. Use a sample ad - these ads are proven to work. But learn to create your own, your own compelling ad copy from your own story and own vision.
Answers to your anticipated questions:
Which categories so you want to advertise?
Help wanted Sales
Businesses for Sale
Any you can get in, it's FREE
Should I go the Free route or pay for an ad? Free ads are okay but I would go for a Paid Banner or something similar.
Always do research of of any site your are going to pay for by checking the rank on http://www.alexa.com/ Remember, lower Alexa ranking is best. Too high is not good, not many people will see your ad. But there is so much more about Alexa to tell you!
What should I include in the ad?
Just use one of the 3 liners sample ads or be creative. Find what moves you and what you might click on. Be in the right mindset to create compelling ad copy.
Here's some ads that worked in the past. Caveat: they've worked in the past, might be worn out. Suggest you become creative, use odd numbers for dollar figures, use your positive abundant mindset and so much more. For now....
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A Real Opportunity: 100x More Powerful Than MLM If serious, http://www.websimplemoney.com/
AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY.Learn to Earn $100K+/year wrkg from home P/T. http://www.websimplemoney.com/
BE YOUR OWN BOSS: A $250K-500KPot'l. http://www.websimplemoney.com/
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Are U $$ Motivated? 100x More Powerful Than MLM! IF Serious http://www.websimplemoney.com/
Sites to Utilize!
Most of these are FREE so once you find a good one with a lot of traffic you may want to try a paid ad or banner on their site.
Ad An Ad Ad Post Ad Sort Ad Toad Ad Trader Ad Zooks Adoos Affari.to Annonz Uk
Astrofonix At The Beach Austrailian Classifieds Australia Free Classifieds
Back Page Band Name Beat Your Price Big Classified Biz Place Bizz Wizz Buy And Sell BuySell
C-Ville Call Harry Canada Classify Chicago Ads City Everything City News City Weekly
Classified Club Classifieds Central Classifieds For Free Classifieds.ozfreeonline.com
Cmather Com Corner County Ads Cracker Ads AU Craigs List Croatian-advertiser
DB Ads DC Registry Domestic Sale Durham Central
E-Page Emoment Ezilion
Find It Classifieds Free Ad Forum Free Classified Ad Free Classifieds Freeclassifiedads.com
Friday Ad Fyndall
InetGiant.com Infowaft.com Inpa
Kijiji Toronto Kingdom Classifieds Koljan Kona Web
Live Deal London Classifieds Loot
Mexico Classified Ads Mis Trade My Classified Central My Town Ads
Nabaza NJ Ads Norfolk Bro Ads.com North Bay
OBO Ads OLX Online Classified Club Online Classifieds Ontario Ads
PC Man Press Mania
Recycler.com Resource Mecca
Singapore Classifieds Snip Lit Spread Spectrum Scene Super Ads
T&E The Ad Net
UAE Ads UK Ads UK Ads UK Classifieds UK Classifieds US Net Ads USFreeads
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The devil that you know is better than the one that you don't. Does this mean to stay with the old stuff forever? Does this mean that the new is not good? The old can be very good or it can be very worn out, or needing a change. The new can be good or not.
Carefully, look at the old and the new:
Look at the old from a different angle. Look at the positives and negatives of the old thing or old boss or situation. Really contemplate it and think about it. Maybe the negative is actually a good thing, maybe it's actually an asset if you use it a little differently. Look at the personality behind the situation. Is there action moving forward or not?
Look at the new from all angles that you can find. Look at all parts of the new situation. Maybe it's a new job, boss, marketing system or other situation. Get all the information. Think about it, walk and think about it, run and think about it. Talk to unbiased people. Use your very professional opinion and be real. Eventually, you will get your answer.
The problem with the latest and newest thing is you really don't know what it is all about. There is something to be said to enjoy the old and really understand all the ins and outs of the situation, system, boss, job etc. You can become an expert, establish a foundation, and be someone who is really solid and has lasting power. When you go to the newest thing over and over, you don't come across as a leader. You may actually come across as someone who hasn't found the right thing. You may know someone who has changed jobs, over and over. What do you think of that person? Reactionary or visionary?? How about the person who stays at a job and only changes occasionally?
Mastermind, mastermind and be real.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
"The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter." Mark Twain.
Posted by Francesca at 8:56 PM
What are you doing? How are you showing your daily determination for your goals in life? Are you just wandering through life, just hoping you will receive the lottery? Or are you doing really tough things to reach your goal?
Your determination will separate you from attaining your goal and just dreaming. Combine perseverance and passion with determination, and you will have a winning success formula.
Be determined today!
Monday, June 8, 2009
"The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance."
Posted by Francesca at 4:24 PM
Thursday, June 4, 2009
"The challenge is to follow through on a great idea. I think if you've got a great idea, you need to just give it a try. And if you fall flat on your face, pick yourself up and try again. Learn from your mistakes. And, remember, you've got to go make a real difference in people's lives if you're going to be successful."
Sir Richard Branson.
Posted by Francesca at 9:10 PM
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make our world." The Buddha.
Posted by Francesca at 4:06 PM
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu
Posted by Francesca at 9:02 PM
"Forgiveness is the most powerful thing you can do for yourself on the spiritual path. If you can't learn to forgive, you can forget about getting to higher levels of awareness." Wayne Dyer.
Posted by Francesca at 8:58 PM
Al Pacino's Inspirational Speech - 6 inches in front of your face!
You will get a "Just do it" attitude and be so fired up you won't stop. Take action and achieve success today!
The best advice ever given to someone looking to be successful is JUST DO IT!
Does that make your angry? or does it make you say YES, I knew that?!!
It's 100% positive abundant mindset combined with a JUST DO IT take action attitude that will lead you to success.
Let's be clear on a few things:
What is our big WHY?
Your WHY: Be clear on exactly what you want to achieve from your work. Write it down and clear, visual, measurable terms.
Is there another way to achieve your big WHY?
Go ahead, research all ways to achieve your goal. That way you will eliminate all ways to get to your goal and be clear that there is only one way.
What is holding you back?
Is it money, is it your attitude - are you negative, do you believe you can?
Do you believe you deserve it?
Your WHY might be huge, and so huge that you can't even imagine reaching your goal. Almost dreamlike. If this is the case, you might not even believe you will attain it and don't believe you deserve it. Therefore, you will probably not reach your goal.
Your thoughts could be holding you back!!!
Interestingly enough, it's actually your thoughts that are helping or hurting your business or success in anything. Your mindset must be 100% in the game, 100% abundant, and 100% success. It doesn't matter about anything else. You can sell or market anything with an abundant mindset. You can use any system and you will come out on top. You can work with the most negative people and achieve success from your own effort because of your mindset.
Your mindset and your "Just Do It" attitude is the key to success in any endeavor. Work on mindset and you will find you will "Just Do It" automatically.
Monday, June 1, 2009
"To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them." Charles de Montesquieu.
Posted by Francesca at 3:15 PM