Friday, October 7, 2011

Reasons Why You Should have a Blog.

Sometimes people say to me - why do I need a blog?  I have a company website already, what is a blog going to do for me?

Great question and there are so many reasons why a blog can set you apart tremendously as a go-to resource, and a leader in your company/business.

While many of us are also busy on Facebook creating notes, shooting YouTube videos and more, a blog is really the Centerpiece
of all of your marketing efforts. This is the place you want to bring people back to in order to really do business.

Social Media was not created for advertising, and yet we know business goes on there, and certainly leads and prospects are generated there. So, how do we move people into business mode? Through your blog, where you showcase yourself and your commitment to your business.

Your blog/site is your most valuable piece of online real estate because, let's face it, you don't own your Facebook profile/timeline or page; or your YouTube channel, etc. So, putting all of your eggs in that basket can be dangerous, if a site should suddenly change its rules!

Plus, social sites are designed for meeting people, building relationships and connecting with prospects; not for selling and pitching!

Here are five key things your blog can do for you:
  • Expand your credibility. Being known as an "expert" in your field is not about knowing everything, but rather just slightly more than your prospect.
  • Define Leadership. Just like expanding credibility, your blog can define your role as a leader through the content and real-life experiences  that you share. Allow your prospects to see your business from the inside when you share what you do day to day, week to week, month to month.
  • Generate online leads at random. People go online looking for all different things in the search engines. Each of your blog posts acts as its own mini website and can generate traffic and interested prospects through the search engines.
  • Create a learning environment before they sign up. Most of us focus solely on getting the sign up. Imagine training your prospect before they sign up and setting their expectations for the business. This can create a new team partner who gets out of the gate at a rapid speed.
  • Get  loved by Google. While no one knows for sure exactly how Google ranks websites, one thing is certain: they love fresh content and a site/blog that is relevant. You can move your site up in Google very naturally by being consistent and thoughtful in your blogging strategy.
Blogging is a great way to generate qualified leads and tie in all of your other online and offline activities.  It is a natural extension of your offline activities and a great way to attract and keep the perfect audience for you and your business!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Goal is more than just writing Stuff down on Paper.

There have been countless articles on Goal Settingbut how do you actually go about Setting and Getting Your Goal?
Some great advice? Great Leaders are Great Followers first. Heres a few Key people that I suggest you follow. Jeffery Combs, Art Williams "Just Do It" speech on you tube, and of course "Nike" the big sports Company with wise words, "Just do it"

You might be saying at this point, "Thats all fine and dandy but what do I actually do to achieve my goals"?

First, Start with your Mindset: Create an atmosphere of prosperity
Too many of us have a negative self talk that will talk us right out of our dreams and goals. Instead of talking lack into your existence, make a consious decision every day to create an atmosphere in your life of prosperity by using power phrases and words like "I will", "I Can","I am"

Just Decide
Make the decision first that you WILL accomplish what it is you need to do regardless of obstacles, fears or doubt.
Decide then Act.

Show up!
Many of us have been programed to work 40 hours a week for 40 years and show up on time for an employer to help them achieve their goals, but what about YOU? Dont you deserve to show up for yourself everyday to make your goals and dreams a reality? YES YOU DO! You deserve right now to have everything you deserve and more! Show up for yourself every day and I promise, You too will be living the life that you have imagined while everyone else is merely getting by.

Visualize the End result
Sit back, relax in a quiet spot and look into your minds eye. One of the most important exercises you can do is to visualize the outcome of your goal.
What does it look like?, How does it feel?, Where will you be?, When or What time of year is it?
See it all in your minds eye! This is Powerful

Ok, So now what?
Now that you see it in your minds eye and feel what it will be like when you achieve that goal, you need skill, discipline, and consistency to make it happen.

Set a goal date
This must be realistic. What kind of goal are you going for?
Set small goals along the way in 90 day increments. With in that increment set daily action goals that are bite sized and do remember to Show up for yourself!

Without work, we have no momentum
Be Consistent.

Break it down into Steps or Mini goals
Breaking it down into smaller more manageable bite size pieces every day creates a blueprint for your foundation.

Now, Heres an exercise for you to do:

1. Write down your main goal.
2. List 10 action steps that will lead you to the achievement of that goal.
3. Get started on one step today.

Dont be like a GPS with no address to navigate to. Imput your goal and drive smart to your desired location.

Suggested Resource:
Simpleology 101: The Simple Science of Getting What you Want.
The Daily time Praxis is one of the life changing tools of the course and will help you pace yourself as you work towrds your goals

Thursday, January 27, 2011

F.R.E.E. Best Home Careers For Women Directory : " Find the Perfect Career For You"

 The founders of  AWHB  have a generous offer  that I think
you'll really enjoy.
We have a FREE Online Home Career For Women Directory  that she is giving  away for F.R.E.E. . Hundreds of women are taking advantage of the directory and they are loving it!

To get your copy of your F.R.E.E.  online Best Home Careers For Women
visit us here.

In this F.R.E.E.  Directory, you will be able to have immediate access to  the best home careers for women. You can feel confident that the women in the directory operate their business/practices with the utmost integrity.

I'm sure you'll enjoy instant access to the directory!

To your success,