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Attitude Really IS EVERYTHING!

You hear it time and again.  Attitude is everything.  And maybe in your most apprehensive or negative moments you think it can't be true.

Well folks, IT IS TRUE!

Have you ever spent a small amount of time around someone who is very anxious or angry? In only a short time, you begin to feel anxious and angry too.  Or on the other end, spent time around someone who just can't stop laughing.  Next thing you know, you are laughing too.

In business, it is the same.  If you act negatively, think negatively, or act unsuccessful, guess what happens?  People watching you feel that joining you would be a negative experience and that they wouldn't be successful either.  And trust me when I say, people can detect negativity a mile away!

So, what do you do to combat that feeling of apprehension, impatience, or feeling like you just can't do it?

It starts with affirmations.  Write these down.  Read them out loud.  Sound silly?  Try it!  It works!


Altering my behavior is as simple as changing my thoughts.
Each day I am developing new and positive habits.
I am totally and completely committed to living a life FREE of negative thoughts.
I am grateful for finally being free of my negative thoughts.
I am in utter control of all things in my life.
I am learning to overcome past negative behaviors and I am succeeding.
I am now free from all negative thoughts.
I am much stronger than any dependancy.
I am stronger than any negative behavior.
I am extraordinarily proud of my healthy lifestyle.
I am master of my emotions.

Surround yourself with and interact daily with positive people and leaders.  That positive behavior is contagious too.  





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Grow your Following. Grow your Business

To have a successful online business, you need to grow your following.  Here are some of my tips to do just that!


1. Create compelling and useful content: This is important when trying to generate more followers. Offer tip, advice, motivation.  Your followers need a REASON to follow you.
2. Test and learn: The best way to find out what works best is to test the market with different options. If you post a specific type of content and don't see an increase in following, test something new.
3. Engage with others. People like to engage with people that engage with them.  Take a few moments each day to comment on other's posts, tweets, and pics.
4. Offer something for free.  There are lots of freebies online.  Find a few good articles and e-books and offer them occassionally to your audience.
5. Answer questions: Create a Q&A and encourage your followers to ask questions. Interactive posts can really help.
6. Publicize your social presence: Include social media icons and links in as many places as possible. This includes your email signature, website and videos, as well as your business card, letterhead, etc.  Put your links in youtube descriptions as well.  Just be careful not to be spammy.
7. Hashtags help: Using hash tags is an effective way to amplify your voice in social media and gain additional followers. Avoid frilly and inappropriate hashtags.  Hashtags are a search tool so use frequently searched terms.
8. Try a paid approach: Do NOT buy followers, but promote your personal brand or business through sponsored posts can be a great way to give a quick boost to your tally of followers.
9. Engage with the one's who influence you: Be strategic about who you follow. Identify the top influences in your industry or area of specialization and follow or connect with them. When someone with a large following comments on or tweets about one of your posts, it can give your own account a nice boost.
10. Press some flesh: Network in the offline world as well. Get in front of your audience, customer base or prospects by attending events and asking them to check you out in social media.



Tax season is approaching!

What a lot of people don't know is that as a home based business owner, we are able to use things as tax deductions that most people are not able to use. For instance, did you know that if you have a home based business that requires a monthly fee that you can claim that on your taxes? Got a cell phone that you run your business on? Tax deduction! Any business travel that you've taken? Tax deduction! Did you buy furniture for your business/office? Yep, you guessed it. Tax deduction!

With tax season coming up, I created this list of tax deductions for all you home based business owners. Be sure to start gathering all your receipts that you will need for your taxes!!

Accounting fees
Advertising
Amortization
Auto expenses
Bad debts that you cannot collect
Banking fees
Board meetings
Building repairs and maintenance
Business association membership dues
Business travel
Cafeteria health-insurance plan (requires plan)
Charitable deductions made for a business purpose
Cleaning/janitorial services
Collection Expenses
Commissions to outside parties
Computers and tech supplies
Consulting fees
Continuing education for yourself to maintain licensing and improve skills
Conventions and trade shows
Costs of goods sold
Credit card convenience fees
Depreciation
Dining during business travel
Discounts to customers
Education and training for employees (new)
Employee wages
Entertainment for customers and clients
Equipment
Equipment repairs
Exhibits for publicity
Family members' wages
Franchise fees (new)
Freight or shipping costs
Furniture or fixtures
Gifts for customers ($25 deduction limit for each)
Group insurance (if qualifying)
Health insurance
Home office
Interest
Internet hosting and services
Investment advice and fees
Legal fees
License fees
Losses due to theft
Management fees
Materials
Maintenance
Medical expenses (with plan)
Mortgage interest on business property
Moving
Newspapers and magazines
Office supplies and expenses
Outside services
Payroll taxes for employees, including Social Security, Medicare taxes and unemployment taxes
Parking and tolls
Pension plans
Postage
Publicity
Prizes for contests
Real estate-related expenses
Rebates on sales
Rent
Research and development
Retirement plans
Royalties
Safe-deposit box
Safe
Software and online services
Storage rental
Subcontractors
Taxes
Telephone
Utilities
Website design
Workers' compensation insurance


Boost your attraction!

Tips Tuesday!! 

This was shared in a group I'm in and I wanted to share with you but thought it might be a cool excercise in video exposure and crafting our stories for our audience!! 

How to Boost Your Attraction-Factor: #FinancialWellness

Being “attractive” is the name of the game in growing any business.

Whether a large corporation, or a one-woman-show, a blogger, etc. you won’t sell a thing if you aren’t attractive to your potential customers…right? (we know this)

Your “attraction factor” is the foundation for:
1. Building your audience, your warm market
2. Establishing yourself as an authority
3. Ultimately generating leads, sales and signups in your business

So how do you go about accomplishing this?
How do you make yourself more attractive in the market place?

All of us in this group are attractive...but no it’s not about hair and makeup or physical appearance ;-)

There’s a psychology to it and I will share with you some key elements in boosting your "Attraction Factor"

First and foremost people are looking to connect with people NOT with companies
Furthermore, people are drawn to those whom they believe share similar qualities, experiences, life-views, etc. THIS DOES NOT MEAN TO BELLY ACHE ABOUT PAST PROBLEMS.  PEOPLE JOIN LEADERS, NOT VICTIMS. 

So above all else you MUST share YOU and your STORY.  A POSITIVE STORY!
Yes you have a story ;-)
If you’re sitting there thinking, I don’t have a story
Think harder because you do!

Here’s a simple 4-part blueprint for crafting yours:

1. Your WHY – Share the reason you started your business, related experiences along the way, and the reason you’re still in it today.

2. Your challenges - everyone’s journey is filled with challenges, it’s all part of it! They are a BIG part of your journey and your challenges will resonate with many others who are experiencing the same struggles!  I am not talking about personal things like divorces but business related challenges. 

3. Your triumphs and successes – this is where you share with your audience how you overcame your challenges and successes. Share those pivotal moments and experiences that you believe have contributed to the results you’ve achieved in your business (however big or small they may be). 

4. Your value - What you have to offer that will help your audience achieve their own triumphs and successes!

TIP: Get emotional! Really let those emotions flow as you write out your story. People are more attracted to people who are genuine and transparent.

I'm thinking about doing a fun challenge in this group where we all post a video of us sharing our story for a couple reasons:

1. It will help each of us get to know each other more!

2. It will help us practice sharing our story to the world!

3. VIDEO is THE most powerful marketing strategy to be using right now and it will be a great exercise to get us out of our comfort zones!

 


Write a "Killer" Call to Action

Watch this video to the end for a CHANCE TO WIN A BMW!

Got your attention, right?


  1. Use a strong command verb to start your Call To Action! It's all about being clear and concise.
  2. Use words that provoke emotion or enthusiasm.
  3. Give your audience a reason why they should take the desired action. ...
  4. Don't be afraid to get a little creative. .


A call to action is what you want your audience to do:

example:

click the link

share the video

comment below

share this post

reply to the email.




Why I choose residual income!

****THE 1ST OF THE MONTH SUCKS!!!!!!****
FACT:
Most bills are residual.
They come every month.
Usually due on the first.

FACT:
97% of the people don't have a residual
income. If they stop working, the money
stops. If they get fired, the bills don't
stop coming. The 97% don't even have at
least (6) months of living expenses saved.

FACT:
Your bills are residual.
You need a residual income that EXCEEDS
your bills. You need to live on less than
what you earn and save at least 10%.

ACTION:
Get in control or lose to someone who is!

The first of the month ...

For most people it sucks!

Right at the end of the month, they start
to get a knot in their stomach, thinking
about having to pay bills on the first.

They have NO EXTRA MONEY and they are
already behind with PAST DUE bills that
are waiting to be paid.

Especially people who only see a paycheck
twice a month. THAT'S IT! Twice a month!

But anyway ...

It's that time again.

The first of the month!

Did you pay all your bills and now you're broke?

Just think ...

In the next 2 weeks, half the month will be over
and you'll be in the same spot all over again,
because NOW YOU NEED BILL MONEY FOR THE FOLLOWING
MONTH!

I really don't think that your life's purpose is
to "chase a constant survival" and just get up
and go to work to pay bills.

Is it?

I know for a fact that you would really love to be
able to splurge a little without worrying about
replacing bill money before they come due.

You know ...

You see that new iPad or new TV or whatever, and you
want it, but then you realize that if you buy it, you'll
be using bill money and then you wonder how you're
going to replace it fast enough before the bills come.

Right?

But think about being able to have an extra $6,000 cash
left over AFTER ALL THE BILLS ARE PAID --- EVERY MONTH!

How would that make you feel?

What could you do?

How much would that free you up?

How much could you save?

--------------------------------------------
THEY'RE LAUGHING ON THE FIRST OF THE MONTH!
--------------------------------------------

* Your landlord

* Your mortgage holder (bank)

* Your cable company

* Your phone company

* Your electric and gas company

* Your water company

* Your insurance company

* Your car note holder ( the bank AGAIN!)

Do I really need to go on?


These people CAN'T WAIT until the first of the month
because they have set themselves up to receive the
very thing that you provide them with every month ...

Here's the million dollar question.....

Who is looking for you on their paydays?

These people CAN'T WAIT until the first of the month
because they have set themselves up to receive the
very thing that you provide them with every month ...


RESIDUAL INCOME!

They were smart.

They understood HOW to get wealthy.

They are IN THE GAME.

Are you IN THE Game or still on the sidelines?

It's not too late.

Decide to make a change..NOW.  




A couple social media tips!

Types of Content to Post on Social Media: 
Ever wonder what exactly to post on social media that is considered ‘valuable content’? There are times when you may overthink things, but the majority of the time, you probably just don’t know exactly what to post on a daily basis.  If you aren’t aware, consistency is extremely important if you’re building your business on social media.
 If you are going to be out of town for the weekend, schedule your posts so you don’t have to worry about it but whatever you do, don’t neglect it altogether.



Be inspirational.  Be motivational.  Share about your life without being dull or controversial.  You want people to be attracted to you and people are attracted to success, happiness, and inspiring posts.
People want to know that you are human.  No one wants to see spammy ads all day.  Share the fun that you have in your life.  You don't want to have all one type of post.  You want to share the journey your on so that people want to embark on that journey too!


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