Monthly Blog Archives: November 2009

Common Courtesy as a Client Magnet
Sandra P. Martini - Business Growth & Marketing Expert

I recently needed to contact a vendor regarding a delivery question. Without naming names, I can tell you that the vendor is a small business and I do a not-insignificant amount of business with them.

The person who answered the phone (not the owner) sounded as if my call were an interruption in her day (ever have this happen to you?). She was not pleasant and wanted to get me off the phone as quickly as possible. She was able to answer my question and off I went – not feeling appreciated and not feeling valued.

By Sandra P. Martini

Now or Never Was the Time!
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It’s stirring inside of me right now to the point that I cannot stop writing, thinking, talking, and sharing about it.  I think we all got fooled or lost track or lost faith.  Something went wrong in the marketing madness and the frenzy of buys, sales, promotions, and launches.  Now, I do not want anyone getting me wrong.

The only way to make business and money is to sell your services.  The way to spread your message is to market.  They work and they are necessary, but they are tools… they are not strategy.  They are tools… they are not the gift to share.

In all of the marketing hype and sales solutions we have lost sight of our most singular purpose and skill – US.  The people.

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Why Use Keywords on Your Blog?
Nina East - Wordpress Customization & Setup Expert

The Internet is a place where anyone can find information on just about any subject. If you want any one or two of these billions of people to find you there – which is why you started blogging in the first place, right? – giving them what they desire is the key. Using keywords in your blog posts and pages is the way to begin.

What are Keywords?

This word has been tossed around a lot on the Web. Keywords are the words that people use to search for information in cyberspace. Of course, every word is not a keyword. Some words like “the,” “of,” and others are too common and are usually excluded from search results. Only the main words are used in the search parameters.

By Nina East

Inner Light
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In our society, so much of who we are is identified by what we do – meaning our job or career. But we’ve somehow gotten it backwards over the years. It isn’t what we do that identifies us, but who we are that’s important. The self that is brought to work each morning, that is present in our interactions, and that manages to shine through whether we are poor or Fortune 100 CEO’s is the real essence of who we are. It is that essence that can help us make a job or career that we do not like, into a learning experience and a vehicle for letting our “inner light” shine through.

Each day we hear of people that are very unhappy in their careers, downsizing and lay-offs. Unfortunately it is very common in today’s world. While there are many people who complain and feel down-trodden, there are also those that seem to be able to make the best of a bad situation, no matter what. How do they do that? They have a strong sense of self and, typically, a very healthy dose of optimism.

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Social Media Marketing Lessons from @50Cent
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Hip hop artist 50 Cent  just sent me a direct message on Twitter

50cent let’s keep #beforeiselfdestruct a trending topic.. what keeps you from destructing? I stay on the move #beforeiselfdestruct

12:50 AM Nov 8th

He’s on a big promo for his new album, Before I Self Destruct. I am one of his over 1 million followers, so I’m betting this message didn’t just go out to me. But it’s not about celeb baiting, my observations have to do with social media marketing and leveraging the enthusiasm of fans.

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What Are The Mindset Secrets of a Divine Feminine Millionaire Entrepreneur?
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As I’ve stepped more and more into the Divine Feminine and have begun speaking openly about how that’s helped me grow my business from frustrating five figures to now a multi-million dollar company in just a few short years, woman keep asking me, “Kendall, what mindset shifts did you have to make to get where you are today?”

I continually work on mindset, as it, in combination with courage and intuition are the foundation of the success I’ve had in my business.

But mindset is more than just reading an affirmation every day. Your mindset is the beliefs you hold so strongly that nothing will shake them loose. When you’re having a down or a tough day, you rely on your mindset to see you through. When you’re faced with a decision that will change the course of your business (and your life!) it’s your mindset that helps you make the right choice.

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I Don’t Have the Money
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I’ve heard from several of you that my SpiritRICH™ Platinum Group Coaching and Mastermind Program sounds amazing, but you have some questions or concerns. Since I know what is personal is also universal, I though you might have some of these same questions.

“I don’t have the money. Will you let me know when you’ll be offering the next program?

I have to challenge you – what’s really going to be different for you when my next program begins? If money is the obstacle, how are you going to make more money with your current business actions, strategies, and marketing? Truthfully, what I have found is that something bigger – inside you – has to shift first. Often, committing to a Platinum program such as my SpiritRICH™ Platinum Group Coaching and Mastermind Program is a sign that you have shifted your commitment inside.

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Finding Time for Balance
Paula Eder - The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Remember when you played Statue as a kid? It was an exhilarating challenge to run around and then to freeze, holding your balance, when the whistle blew. Anyone who moved was “out”.

And have you ever seen the old-fashioned balance scales? The purchase of fruits, vegetables or meat on one side was counterbalanced with lead weights on the other side. When it balanced, both sides became level with one another, and ceased moving.

Notice that both of these examples require stillness, stasis, no movement. Many equate work/life balance with an even split (50/50) of activities for work and those for home. But it’s seldom that simple. And what’s difficult to grasp is hard to add to your life.

By Paula Eder

It’s Time to Face the Facts!
Sandra P. Martini - Business Growth & Marketing Expert

I don’t know about you all, but I’ve had enough with receiving emails with subject lines of “this one will work”, “the secret pill”, “do this and thrive”, “are you good enough”, “you’re an idiot if you don’t do this”, etc. While helping my Mum settle into her new home, I’ve been checking emails a lot less than usual and so am seeing more of the above types of subject lines all clustered together.

The above all came in within the last 2 days (and I’ve been unsubscribing at a record pace).

It’s really very simple. You want to succeed?

Create simple systems which support your goals and then consistently implement. Period.

I know it sounds boring, not nearly as exciting as what others are promoting, but this is a heck of a lot more effective. Promise!

By Sandra P. Martini

Wonky Technology
Marty Marsh - Follow-Up & Stay-In-Touch Marketing Strategist

Perhaps you’re like me. You just want — and expect — these marvelous technological wonders we work with every day to perform in the way we expect.

I’ve had a few technological snafus lately and while the world has certainly not come to an end, it is frustrating and it is embarrassing when your snafus go public.

Several of my friends have told me it’s because Mars is in retrograde right now. Maybe so. I’m happy to have any excuse besides my own screwing up.

By Marty Marsh

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