FOCUS on Your Business Program

Power of Focus !

If you are anything like me, you probably find yourself often thinking of new projects to start, new things to achieve.I did that in my beginning on Internet. That in itself is very beneficial and indeed a required ingredient for success. The trick is to know where to draw a line.

The trap I kept falling into was hoping and looking for new and better programs all the time,easy to find new once,but i forgot about them the next day,instead of working on the programs you already joined and going for the results there.

I would often actually get dragged into gathering more and more information on new opportunities. I would spend time on developing them right then and there. I would be stealing the precious time away from the current project I was supposed to be working on. Obviously, it was a trap.Be aware of this trap! The current project would suffer, because there is only so much time in a day.

No one gets results form Surfing the Internet for “Get Rich Tomorrow “and thinking,there must be an easier way!There is not,only hard work will give you success.Focus and work on your Business !

Then I would get discouraged with my current project and drop it because I didn’t see any results.

Think long term!

One of my future projects would become my current project for the time being, until I’d drop it in favor of the next project.Its a trap,yes. This is how most of New to Internet do it!!Don’t do the same!

Can you see the trap?
And it gets even worse: If you keep on doing this for long enough, you will actually program your subconscious mind NOT to complete a project EVER. You will forever keep on failing.

Eventually it may even filter through to other areas of your life.I did the same in the beginning,so much waste of time and money!

There is to many Traps out there.

It’s easy to see how working on your on line business can become such a trap quickly.
Internet is overloaded with information. I won’t even mention the plethora of rubbish that exists on line. But there is so much valuable information out there, go and find them,that developing your on line business to a profitable stage can take forever, UNLESS you start employing the tremendous power of focus.Its the only way to do it,when you understand this you will get results!

Here is only one way,focus.To be a success in your on line venture, you must not be working on more than two projects at a time, EVER. And preferably work on just one project, particularly if you only do your on line venture on part-time basis.

And by that I mean, don’t get distracted. Don’t dilute your precious time. Work on your project, whatever it may be, until completion.
Learn the program,take the training section over and over again,until you really know how it works!

Many programs can be difficult to understand,but take your time to understand it!

Learn how to!

By all means, plan you future. If you want to work on the future ideas,
set an hour per week aside for doing just that. And then each week spend that hour thinking
about your new projects, write them down. When the time is up, go back to your current project.

I will guarantee you one thing:
If you develop and use the power of focus, your success will get better and better with each project. That’s how i got from not getting any results to see great results every week.Focus.
On the other hand, if you keep falling into the trap of working on too many projects at the same time, the chances are you will get nowhere.

21st Century Connections

The Art of Staying in Touch in the 21st Century

We are well into the new millennia and the pace of technological change is something we have come accustomed to managing and adjusting. Many of us wait on the edge of our seats for the latest version or newest upgrade to our electronic devices. However, in the midst of this technological evolution we find ourselves in an equally impacting social evolution – the context and maintenance of our friendships and relationships. Gone are the days of the pocket address book, the Rolodex or the steno pad of numbers next to the phone in the den or kitchen (heck – who has a phone in the phone in the house these days?). We now live in the “mobile millennia” where our phone and our contacts are constantly at our fingertips; and subsequently the ways we communicate, interact and connect are so different.

The emergence of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn has reshaped what it means to say “friends.” The simple reality is that in today’s world a person’s friend status has very little to do with how well we know and connect with one another. The institution of friendship has been diluted in depth and meaning by the convenience of technology and the veil of acronyms and symbols in messages of less than 140 characters. What used to be the essence of life; the benchmark of how we measured and remembered things – our friendships. What was so rich and deep it was the subject of movies like “Stand by Me”, “Sandlot”, and “Beaches” (yes, I watched it and I cried…no shame!) has evolved into “BFF”, “LU2” and “LOL.” So how do we sort our way through this new social landscape to find and connect with those friends who are and will be the mile posts and benchmarks or our life? The one’s we will see and share the events of magnitude we experience on life’s journey. How do we distinguish those connections? Fortify and enrich them with more than electronic exchanges? The answer is simple…time.

I once heard that “time is the one thing we all spend at the same rate”, and when I thought on that it made sense. No matter what our social status, our ethnic or political background, where we came from or how we grew up. We all can only spend time once. With time there are no repeats, do-overs or hoarding. It is allocated daily with no guarantees. This is our divining rod of friendships and relationships. The true measure is how we spend our time supporting, caring and loving those who matter most in our lives. It is measured within and without the realm of social media, email and Facetime. The important fact is that we take the time to connect. We take the time to call, text, message, Snapchat, and Tweet to the ones we love on a regular basis. And when required, by desire or event, we take the time to connect the “old-fashioned” way and write a letter, send a card or close the distance and visit. Because when it is all said and done, nothing replaces spending ‘time’ with the ones we love – friends and family alike.

In conclusion, I would like to add that I am in no way “anti-technology.” In fact, I am about as tech-geek as they get and yes, I do have an account on most of the social media outlets mention (Although, I still don’t get the Snapchat thing…). I have a great appreciation for our technology and what it has brought into our lives; but I want us all to take a moment and take inventory of those connections. Reflect on what they mean to you and then take the “time” and invest in them. Give them more depth in your life than electrons on a display. Spend some time making sure your friends know just how much they mean to you…connect, the old-fashioned way!

Marketing Expert Offers Doctor’s Snapshot Report On Online Reputation

Dr. Miinala Marketing has announced the availability of a free report that is designed to provide doctors information on the current status of their business reputation and online presence. The company explained that their new report will give doctors the foundation from which they can build on their online reputation and make their office websites more visible to drive more traffic and get more patients.

“We work to get our customers more clients and a higher overall revenue,” says a representative for the marketing company. “Our goal is always to see that you can be more easily found online by those who need your services.”

Dr. Miinala Marketing offers reports to help businesses determine if they need to step up their online interaction and marketing efforts. The company states that through the use of various social media like a Facebook business page, they can help doctor’s offices to increase their interaction with potential patients and keep those appointment books filled.

“You need patients in order to be a thriving practice,” says the representative for the company. “Unfortunately, if you aren’t interacting with people, aren’t being seen online, you’re probably missing out on a high number of patients that you could be treating.”

The company says that online as well as offline businesses need to have an online presence. They need to work on always improving their online reputation so that consumers can find them as well as any information that they need to make the decision to visit them. The representative for Dr. Miinala Marketing says that online reputation is particularly important for physicians as this group of professionals tend to have the most negative remarks from unsatisfied patients.

Dr. Miinala Marketing provides services for doctors who want to improve their online reputation, for example, through a LinkedIn business page and other marketing strategies. The company states that those who are not visible online are likely missing out on a wide number of local patients. Those interested can learn more about the free report and what it entails as well as information on the company and the additional services they provide by visiting them online.

10 Superstar Networking Tips to Grow Your Business

One of the best investments you can make as a solopreneur or business person is in your personal development. As a business owner you can only grow as far as your skills and knowledge can take you.

That’s why attending seminars, conferences and workshops is such a valuable experience.

I recently attended the WOW (Woman of Worth) Conference in Vernon BC and it was a fantastic experience. The founder, Christine Awram, has been holding these conferences for several years. Each event promises excellent motivational and inspirational speakers plus great opportunities to meet and mingle with like-minded women.

This year was exceptionally great due to one of our clients, Dana Smithers, being invited to be one of the keynote speakers.

She talked about the Law of Attraction and started a chain reaction of events that lead me to being up on stage taking a bow to a standing ovation! (The exercise was to put my intention out to the world that I am open to receiving speaking opportunities so hey, if you know of any….)

In addition to gaining next-level strategies, events like these offer an incredible opportunity to meet prospects, JV partners, and vendors.

So how can you make the most of your next event? Here’s some pro tips to network like a superstar.

1) Rock Your Appearance. Let your outfit be a conversation starter. Wear something that makes you feel like a million bucks and helps you radiate confidence.

Bring a killer accessory like a unique pin, scarf, or pair of shoes that gets you noticed. Make a great first impression that makes people think “I have to meet that person.”

2) Prepare Yourself Mentally. Know your purpose for being there. Be passionate about what you do and let it shine.

What do you want to learn? Look at the list of speakers and make a point to say hello to them. Ask yourself what 3 types of people you’d like to meet. Get specific. Visualize these people in the morning before the workshop or conference begins.

This will help you attract exactly the right type of connections you will benefit most from.

3) Show Up Early. Arrive with extra time so you can grab a coffee, visit the vendor tables, and get to know a few people before everything starts to get busy. Be on the lookout for people with whom you feel you can connect with and strike up a conversation with them.

Attending early also gives you an opportunity to get a seat close enough to better see and hear the on-stage happenings.

4) Be a Giver. Have you ever met someone whom you feel wants to get something from you? It gives off a bad negative energy, doesn’t it? Avoid this from happening to you by shifting your energy to one of abundance and ask yourself how you can best serve others.

When you meet someone be curious. Get to know them. Ask questions. Find out how you can help this person.

There is always a resource, compliment, connection, book, tip, or tool that you can offer to help someone.

Can you interview them on your podcast? Can you review their book on your blog? Can you co-host a webinar with them? While I was at the WOW event, I recorded 3 video eTips and did a couple of Facebook LIVE videos. How can you capitalize on your time in a similar manner?

5) Ask for Their Business Card. It is always better to ask for the other person’s card. Asking for their card feels better than shoving yours in their hand.

Plus that leaves you in control so that you can send a follow-up when you return from the event.

Write a note about what you learned or spoke about with them on the card so you can reference it when you write them afterwards.

6) Share the Event Socially. Social Media is a great tool for building and maintaining relationships. Take plenty of pics at the event to share on social media.

Do Facebook LIVE on location. Your followers want to see where you are. Take pictures with the speakers and other people you meet.

This is me with Christine after the event was over. As you can see, wine is a big part of her brand. That and chocolate!

Plus you can send these pictures to the friends you meet in your follow up.

Try tagging them on social media and give them a shout out saying how nice it was to meet them. You can attach a picture with them in a follow-up email. This is a heartfelt way to share warmth with a new connection.

7) Switch it Up. Try sitting with different people at lunch. Join groups for after workshop dinner and conversation. Sometimes the chit-chat that occurs before and after the event can lead to the best connections.

8) Step Up to the Mike. If there is a Q&A opportunity, step up to the microphone and let your question be heard. You’ll get a chance to introduce yourself to the whole room and get expert answers to your question.

Often times people will come up to you afterwards and say how they related to what you shared.

9) Give a Testimonial. If you loved the event, be vocal about it. Tell the event coordinator and offer a testimonial. You can also record a Facebook video testimonial and tag the event coordinator on social media.

Email a written testimonial to the event host. They may post it on their website and give you massive exposure.

10) Love ’em Up. There is a Chinese proverb that says “A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.” When you get back home after the event, the most important part is following up with and nurturing relationships you made.

Here it’s a strategy of quality, not quantity. Sort through the cards you received. Narrow them down to the few people you had a real connection with and send a warm, genuine email.

Is there any further suggestion or resource you can send them as a follow-up to your conversation? You want them to experience their life is better now having met you.

And don’t forget to post to your social media accounts and send an email to your list about your experience too!

Attending industry conferences or seminars keep you up-to-date with the latest changes that are occurring within the industry. But equally valuable is the chance to meet other like-minded individuals and build connections that can last a lifetime.