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If you can think it, you can make it with Photoshop, the world’s best imaging and graphic design software. Create and enhance photographs, illustrations, and 3D artwork. Design websites and mobile apps. Edit videos, simulate real-life paintings, and more. It’s everything you need to make any idea real.

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2 Easy Way of Client Prospecting Using Facebook and Google Map

Every coach or virtual assistants have different techniques and strategies on how to hunt clients. Mine is the very common and obvious way but only a few people have discovered. May be because their Niche does not much or something but here it is.

Facebook groups and Google map is my favorite source of clients. You can see your clients profile on Facebook. You can tell their personality with their posts and pictures. On Google map, you can see the business’ pictures and reviews.

Is it much better to use Google map for client prospecting? Obviously, the reason why the business is on google map is because they are a verified business. Google map offers reviews and photos for business establishments. It provides you a clear view of the business growth. You can even charge your client based on how you see their business. If they are a small or medium sized business.

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Pinterest Marketing Tutorial 2019 – Pinterest Marketing 101 Strategy Course To Grow Your Followers

Pinterest pins are 100 times more spreadable than a tweet, with the retweet average hitting only 1.4%. And, as for Facebook, the half-life of a pin is 1,6000x longer than a Facebook post

And that’s for good reason. If an increase of 27% in Pinterest accounts of Fortune 500 companies over the last year (including Exxon Mobile, Wal-Mart, and Apple) isn’t an indication that your business should be joining the 250 million total users,

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Stress and Anxiety Management for Business Owners

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You can be interesting, difficult and sometimes stressful as your own boss. You will feel mentally tired, stressed, anxious, or depressing for long hours, unpredictable cash flow, substantial changes in your sector and accountability for the staff. This in turn could affect your company capacity and affect your family, friends, staff, vendors and clients interactions.

You should observe a few changes building up. Paying attention to your mental health is very important so you deffinitely need support and help from the people around you. You should listen to feedbacks and comment from the people close to you.

Your business, employees and customers need you. Having a good mental health is important. Don’t be afraid to ask help.

Stress and anxiety are already attacking you when you are experiencing the following:

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• Having difficulty concentrating or making decisions
• Incapable of understanding small issues
• You get angry easily
• Even on your own personal time, you keep on thinking about your work
• You don’t want to get out of bed
• Having difficulty finishing your daily tasks
• You spend less time with family and friends
• smoking and drinking alcohol excessively

Stress and Anxiety

Conditions of stress and anxiety can be diagnosed only by a medical specialist. Anxiety is not merely anxiety or anxiety. If you are under a pressure, however, it can be a sign of something more severe if such feelments do not occur for a apparent reason or proceed after the stressful event is over. The earlier you try to support the faster you will be on the way to recovery, the more effective treatments for angst and depression are accessible.

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Here are the things you need to do to avoid Stress and Anxiety

  1. Priotity your sleep, exercise and healthy eating
  2. Choose a new exciting hobby that involves your community
  3. Yoga
  4. Focus on solutions not with the problem
  5. Follow break schedules and enjoy your family time every weekend
  6. Schedule and use calendar with your tasks, finish only what you can
  7. Don’t bring your work at home
  8. Business emails, text and calls should be off after office hours
  9. Join a business group or community for support
  10. It’s okay to say no

Good mental health is a state of well-being in which everyone realizes their potential, can deal with the ordinary pressure of life and operate productively and successfully, can contribute to their society.

Facebook Ads for beginners

Facebook ads are paid messages from businesses that are written in their voice and help reach the people who matter most to them. Advertisers create campaigns that have specific goals, which we call advertising objectives and they create ads within those campaigns to help them reach those objectives.

For example, a business may create a campaign because they want to get more people to visit their website. When they create ads within that campaign, they’ll choose images, text and an audience that they think will help them get that increase in visitors. Learn more about how Facebook ads work and how they differ from boosting a post.

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5 Skills Social Media Managers Should Nurture

5 Skills Social Media Managers Should Nurture

  1. Visual Skills
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How to Target your Market Effectively

Given the present economic condition, it is more essential than ever to have a well-defined target market. Nobody can allow anyone to aim. By targeting a niche market, small companies can compete efficiently with big businesses.
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Many companies say they are targeting “anybody interested in my services.” Some say they are targeting small-scale business owners or mothers who live at home. All these objectives are too general.
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Targeting a particular market does not imply that individuals do not meet your requirements are being excluded. Instead, the target marketing means that you can concentrate on a particular markets that are more likely to purchase your marketing dollars and brand message than any other market. This is a way to reach prospective customers and create company that’s much cheaper, efficient and effective.

For instance, an interior design company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana could market owners between the ages of 35 and 65 with revenue up to $150,000. The business can only focus on people who are interested in kitchen and bath renovation and traditional styles if it is to further describe the market. This market could be divided into two niches: the children’s boots

It is much simpler to determine where and how to market your business with a obviously specified target audience. Here are some tips for your target market to assist you define.

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Identify and analyze your existing customers

Who are your existing clients, and why are they buying from you? Find prevalent features and interests. Who is the company with the most? Others such as them are very likely to profit from your product / service as well.

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Analyze your competition

Who are the targets of your rivals? Who are your clients today? Do not follow this same market. Do not follow the same market. You can discover an overlooking niche market.

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Products and Services

Enter a list of each product or service feature. List the advantages it delivers (and the advantages of each function). A graphic designer, for instance, provides high quality design services. The advantage is that the business picture is professional. More clients will be attracted by a professional picture as they see this business as professional and credible. The advantage of high-quality design is thus eventually that it makes more clients and more money.

Once your advantages have been listed, create your benefit fulfilling list of individuals who need it. For example, a graphic designer may choose to target companies that want to improve their customer base. Although this is always too general, you can now begin with a basis.

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Detailed Targeting

Identify not only who needs your product or service, but also who will purchase it most probably. Please consider the following:

•Location
•Gender
•Age

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Consider your target’s psychographics.

•Personality
•Values
•Attitude
•Lifestyle
•Interests

Determine how your product or service fits the lifestyle of your goal. How and when will the item be used by your goal? What are the most attractive characteristics for your goal? Which media is your goal for data? Does the aim of your journal read, search online or participate in certain activities?

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How to Handle a Dumb Boss

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One time in your corporate career, there is always a moment when you ask yourself, “I wonder how in the world the company ever promoted my stupid boos into this job.” Due to a combination of not well thought of business decision and too much trust in people’s potemtial, an organization often end up with a stupid boss in charge.

Handling a stupid boss requires a lot of good people skill sets. Here are some helpful tips and ways in dealing with a stupid boss.

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I. Use intelligence to combat unintelligence

Once your stupid boss fell that you are smarter than them, they will feel little bit threatened and will try to sabotage you. That is why it is important to prove to them that you are a lot smarter and that you are out of their league. This way, they will feel frightened to mess with you.

Don’t have second thoughts in using any opportunity to prove that you are way smarter than anyone, especially your boss. Use intricate reasoning and big words when talking to them, and act like it’s natural for you.

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II. Explain yourself using complex logic

The big issue wuth a stupid boss is they often take dumb decisions and asks you to implement them. When this happens, say you’ll do it according to what they want and then later do it according to your will.

And when your boss asks you why you disobeyed them, explain yourself using logic and big words that are above them. Say for example: “I was backtracking my steps on the appending of account numbers on the ICM stream and realized a divergent approach with this process would emphasize the project’s collateral benefits for both our company and our partner site in terms of PCI and other security risks.” Then watch them stare at you blankly. They don’t want to look stupid even if they don’t have any idea on what you just said, they will not acknowledge this. Vanity is common to stupid people. Most of the time, they will just say, “Ok, next time, do things like I tell you to”. Then just repeat the same process next time.

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III. Understand their feelings

Because a stupid boss can not follow complicated logic, often it is best to push their emotional buttons to impact their choices. Do not bother to attempt to convince them of arguments when you suggest to carry out a certain project.

Tell them something like this, instead: “I went to speak about this project to Tim (the boss of your boss) and he believes that it’s a great idea.” it’s essential to please your boss to Tim, that’s all you have to persuade them to.

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IV. Use plain and simple logic, and perfect choice of words.

If you really feel the need to persuade a dumb boss to use logic, facts and arguments, then strip them off before using them. It reflects the malevolence and abilities of good people. Imagine speaking to a caveman who does not know the great phrases and sophisticated logic: “This… line; this… circle.”

Simplicity is when you try to convince a dumb boss. Try anything and you’re going to lose them. Then you will only hear about them: “I don’t find your arguments convincing enough” (translation: “I don’t have no indication of what you are talking about”).

Last but not least, keep in mind that no matter how good your people’s ability to cope with a dumb boss is, it’s always better to cope with a smart one instead. Thus, if it is often time to trick your boss with your higher brain power, perhaps it is time to find another job.😅 😅 😅

Island Hopping at Moalboal Cebu | Pescador Island and Sardines and Turtle Sactuary

This is our Father’s day Celebration We visited several beaches in Moalboal but since it’s father’s day all the beaches are crowded so we decided to pick the island package from some of the local guides. Good thing about the Municipality of Moalboal is everything is coordinated. If you will avail an Island Hopping tour. you need to get a permit from the Department of Tourism of Moalboal and they will tell you the do’s and don’ts. They also make sure that all the boats for island hopping are safe and have complete safety gears. There are a lot of coast guard watching every island so you will feel very safe. We’re a family who don’t know how to swim but we still managed to enjoy the deep and beautiful views of each point. I would really appreciate if you can leave a comment and subscribe to our youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxmgFjZpNzyAtwQI9nIUdCw

The Millionaire Mindset

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Mindsets that will help you grow your business

Stepping up from solo-preneur to a successful businessman requires a “Millionaire Mindset”. We always have this dream of being a Millionaire but it requires more skills, knowledge, hard work and mindset. But what if I told you that the wealth that you’ve been dreaming off is already at your fingertips? You, your self alone is the best asset on how to become a millionaire, you only need to learn to become the most effective you. Maximize your potential earnings and realize that your dream of being a millionaire will only happen if you make and take the right actions.

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4 Ways of Dealing with Entitled People

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“A sense of entitlement is a cancerous thought process that is void of gratitude and can be deadly in our relationships.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli.

Some people wear entitlement like they own the world — they’re harsh, demanding and resentful, especially when they don’t get things they way they wanted it to be. But sometimes, you would not notice it, it’s subtle. That you will end up feeling, you are being manipulated.

Being friends, colleagues and associates with entitled individuals is a challenge because a relationship is supposedly equal, but it’s not for them. They will always feel superior and above you and will always prioritizes his agenda over others. How can the folly be stopped? Try the following 4 tips:

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Tip number 1: Use wish fulfillment to set clear limits

An entitled individual will hold all sorts of expectations — he expect you to be readily available to babysit anytime he will ask, a grown child expect to inherit enough that he need not to save a dime, or a customer expect to not line up in a fastfood chain or bank because of his profession.

One great way of making it clear that you can’t or won’t fulfill the expectation, without blaming or criticism is through wish fulfillment. It sounds like this:  “I wish I could babysit and help you out, but I have an appointment today. Next time give me a few days notice and I’ll see if I can help.” Or, “I wish I could work you in the schedule today, but everyone is booked solid. What about tomorrow?”

In short, say you want to fulfill his request and then politely make it clear that you can’t. Sometimes just recognition that you have heard and ostensibly agreed with the entitled person’s demand is sufficient to alleviate their fragile ego.

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Tip number 2: Treat everyone equally

Don’t bend any rules and or make any exemptions for an entitled individual if you can’t do the same for everyone. Making exemptions will just feed into the mind of an entitled person that he is special and superior, above everyone else. Plus it has an effect to the rest of the group, making them feel resentful. Everyone will feel secure and safe if you will run a tight and egalitarian ship.

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Tip number 3: Feel a bit sorry for them

Yes, individuals who are entitled can boil your blood. But there’s a raging feeling of insufficiency underneath everything. However they may look outside, it is always helpful to think their lives and relationships are pretty miserable.

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Tip number 4: Remember you can only do so much

No mater what and how, you can never change an entitled individual, but only themselves. You can try to help and protect, but always steer clear by setting limits, being egalitarian and feeling compassion.

To wrap this all up, there’s a popular saying that goes  “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”

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What are the Benefits of Online Portfolio and How to Create them using WordPress

If you don’t have a wordpress website yet, please check this article (The Best Way to Start and Earn Money from Blogging) for more information on how to create your free website with wordpress.

What are the benefits of having an online porfolio?

  1. The best way to professionally showcase your skills, experience and previous projects.

    Constructing a brand and experience website is a polished way to share your knowledge with others. Websites can be more creative, innovative and share with anyone in the globe than traditional portfolios.
  2. For employers, this is a first big impression

    When an employer sees a connection in your signature or curriculum vitae, he or she is likely to click on it and see what you have created. You took the time to develop a website with samples of job, suggestions, prior presentations and more.
  3. Increases Your Online Visibility

    When your name is used by an employer in Google, your professional portfolio will be among the first search results.
  4. Better than Resume

    With the flexibility of an online portfolio, by selecting the design, layout and copy you write, you can demonstrate your personalities.
  5. Flexibilities

    You can modify the content, videos, copies and images of your online portfolio by clicking on a button. You can also generate fresh material to add to your website continuously to demonstrate you your process of learning whether or not you are employed. Have you a portfolio online?

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How to Endure Negativity from Anyone

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Negative behavior can be quite a downer. Once upon a time, I had a colleague with daily adverse energy. In our discussions she would never cease to complain about everything she could think about–job, family, friends, health. She also was highly cynical of others, often doubting and severely judging their intentions. To say the least, to talk to her was not an enjoyable experience.

I felt totally drained the first time we had a conference. Even if we were speaking for only 30 minutes, after our discussion I hardly had any power remaining. It felt like someone literally sucked my life away and it took me a few hours to wear off the impacts. The next few times we talked about the same thing. I soon found out that I had to develop an action plan to tackle this type of adverse energy. After all, in my life she wasn’t going to be the only adverse guy I met.

I created a number of important strategies to deal efficiently with adverse individuals. They worked wonderful things in my own lives and Marc and myself are using them to help hundreds of weekly coaching and course students. I hope that in them, too, you will discover value …

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1. Set boundaries and apply them.

It is difficult to cope with individuals who are adverse and fail to concentrate on alternatives. You want individuals to join your pampered group 24/7 so you can feel more comfortable. And it may be because you do not wish to be regarded as insane or rude that you feel forced to listen to their complaints, but it is a fine line between listening and getting drawn into the adverse emotional drama.

By setting boundaries and distancing yourself where necessary, you can prevent this tragedy. Please think this: would you like to sit next to them all day inhaling the second-hand smoke, if a adverse individual were cigarettes smokers? No, you wouldn’t–you wouldn’t get away. So go ahead and take a breath when you have to.

Another excellent way to establish limitations is to ask a adverse individual how they are trying to resolve the issue that they complain of when distancing themselves in the short run. They will often either rest or redirect the discussion, at least momentarily, in a more harmonious direction.

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2. Do not just respond – be mindful of the situation

A response is a warm, thoughtless emotional explosion in the minute that is generally driven by your ego (as human beings, when we are unconnected to our logical mind), we are most likely to respond. It could only take a split second before your intuition starts, offering you some outlook, or it could take over to the extent you act on it. If after coping with a person you feel upset or flush

In short, you don’t react by throwing insults at anyone with a adverse attitude. Maintain your dignity and don’t fall to their levels. True power is courageous enough for your head to wander away from the senselessness.

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3. Choose a positive topic

The adverse approaches of some people are driven by certain apparently harmless subjects. For instance, when we speak about his work, one of my colleagues becomes a highly toxic self-victimizer. Regardless of what I say, she is going to complain of everything about her work and when I attempt to intercept favorable remarks, she rolls with more negativity right over them. This obviously becomes quite a damping discussion.

If the individual you speak to is stuck in a subject which brings you down, you may be aware of their adverse feelings too profoundly rooted to tackle in an unanimous discussion. If you are in a comparable discussion. Your best bet is to bring a fresh subject to the mood. Simple things like funny memories, friendships, private stories of achievement and other sorts of things

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4. Provide positive resolutions and avoid discussing negative issues.

Where and how your attention is focused determines your mental state. You generate and prolong negatives and stress when you zero in on the challenges you are facing. You generate a feeling of self-efficency that produces beneficial feelings and decreases stress by shifting your focus on actions that can enhance your conditions.

The same precise rule applies to adverse individuals–it only intensificates your pain to determine how stressful and hard they are by empowering them. Stop thinking about how troubled this individual is, and instead concentrate on how you will deal positively with their behaviour. This makes your driver’s seat more efficient and more efficient.

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5. Keep an emotional separation from the views of others.

To keep stress at distance, maintaining a degree of emotional separation is essential. It is essential for your emotional health and happiness that negative people (or anyone else in this regard) do not put the weight of their insufficiency on your back. It all depends on your appreciation and therefore your faith in yourself.

People who efficiently handle their life are usually people who operate inside–i.e. people who understand that achievement and goodness come from inside (interior control locus). Negative people usually work externally, i.e. blame for anything that happens or doesn’t (internal control locus).

If the views of others are based on your sense of satisfaction and self-worth, you are no longer in control of your happiness. Know that. Know that. When individuals are emotionally powerful, they do not take away the inappropriate views or spiteful comments of anyone. They feel great about something they have accomplished.

Truth be told, you’re never as good as everyone says when you win, and you’re never as terrible as they tell you when you lose.  The important thing is what you’ve learned, and what you’re doing with it.

We cannot control everyone’s emotions but we can change the situation on how we respond. Have you also experienced this kind of situations? Leave a comment below and share us your experience.

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Trip to 10,000 roses and Lantaw motovlog

This is our trip to 10,000 roses and Lantaw in Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines. The incredible view of the 10,000 roses is very fascinating.

Our original plan is only to have some snack but unfortunately it was holiday so the stores are closed, We decided then to just enjoy the day since the weather is fair. A bit sunny but not too hot. We always enjoy the experience of riding a bike and going to different places. Enjoy the video. Don’t forget to hit subscribe! Thank you!

5 Trends in 2019 on Social Media

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The days are now gone when companies can treat social networks as a background or an additional marketing channel. Social media platforms today provide a company with an opportunity to show its value and to strengthen its voice consistently. Social networking is the perfect platform for customers to ask questions, give certificates and make air complaints. No company may ignore the importance of its presence in social media because it affects how people perceive its brand.

So what can you do to promote the success of your brand in 2019 via social media?

1. Personal branding is increasingly important for business branding

Setting a real human face to a brand name helps to build loyalty, especially in small businesses. A brand that is more related and has the human aspect naturally gains more trust, and trust is crucial to establishing relationships.

One way to humanize a brand is to encourage a company owner’s personal brand or a senior manager. This tactic has been used by many institutions through guest blogging, podcast, webinars and other publicity activities. This has become a key feature of many organisations. By helping your audiences learn about the character and expertise of company leadership, a company can build its reputation for its brand.

2. Long-form content to impact SEO

Word counts are not only the prominent impact of an article on the search engine results pages. However, SEO experts are in agreement that long-form content can provide an edge for you.

Although a high quality article with 1,600 words probably outranks an article with 500 words of a high-quality value, Google does not penalize blog posts if it fails to attain a certain amount of word count threshold. This is why I believe we see more publishers who require guest authors to submit articles with at least 1000 words or more.

I think we’re going to see more blogs that include long-form content and include them in their strategies for content. Thus, companies that have found no SEO traction in short articles could want to “go a long way” and add more comprehensive articles, rich with information and insight, both to attract readers and to give Google a more favorable reason to classify them.

3. Acceleration of personalized marketing

The pressure is stronger, as more companies dig into their data and use it to develop customized marketing campaigns that target the interests of people at different points in their purchaser journey.

Customers expect brands to customize special offers and discounts for their wishes and requirements. More enterprises need to think about targeted social media advertising and re-targeting campaigns in order to meet that expectation.

As the demand for individualized content increases, I expect that social platforms will continue to refine their targeting offers.

4. Promotion of video as the preferred content form

Live streaming continues to be a powerful way for people to participate in social media. Two thirds of all internet traffic in 2017 were streaming video, according to statistics compiled by Go-Globe. By 2020, video content is estimated to be 82% of internet traffic.

I see the prominence of the video closely linked with the first trend I mentioned–the influence of personal branding on the brand. Video enables an enterprise to face the company. It allows prospects and clients to know who is leading and operating in a company. Video provides companies with a chance not only to show what they are doing but also “who” they are.

5. “Pay to play” — the path to increased exposure

With the decreasing organic reach of business content, most businesses will need to invest in sponsored posts, boosted posts, and social media ads if they are to remain top of their minds.

Fortunately, publicity in the social media must not break the bank; a small sum of money can take a long way.

The only trend you can rely on year by year is for companies to change their approach to social media, to some extent, so that they can gain greater awareness and increase customer commitment.

The trend is that following them will not guarantee success — I advocate taking social media trends into account but evaluate them carefully and make sure you are always consistent with your brand and business efforts before leaping into your bandwagon before incorporating them in your marketing strategy.

Struggled? 5 Simple ways of avoiding burnout

Most modern success stories read like Greek myth adaptations. Our role models are remarkable demigods such as Oprah, Tony Robbins and Beyoncé— we admire them and study them with awe, aim high and take our own leaps as they lead the way. The hero is the entrepreneur or career rock star, on a journey built from accomplishing half a dozen incredible feats and still fitting before dinner in Pilates. Such achievements are our new currency and our symbols of status.

While we strive to be our happiest and healthiest, financial success is also achieved through long hours and hard work. As we reach our “best life,” we aim to balance work – life and feel bad when we don’t feel we’ve achieved it.

Roughly everyone is spread thin today, which can develop into stress – related burnout and eventually disease if left unchecked. But this way it doesn’t have to be. I found a remarkably easy way to avoid falling into the burnout trap:

1. Don’t be busy with business mistakes.

Look at your workload and use this simple question for each item on your task list: “Will the effects of this task have a positive, lasting impact on my life and business life?” If the answer is no, it probably won’t be worth it.

2. There’s no self – made thing — so get good when you ask for help.

Use this simple formula to send requests to others: identify who can help you, ask them if you can send them a request, make the specific request as long as it takes, and thank them profusely for helping you. Ask them who they think will if they don’t help. Your success is directly commensurate with your ability to seek help.

3. Keep Sunday sacred.

There’s a reason why world religions have a sacred rest day — it’s necessary to maintain emotional well-being and health. The Buddhists have a simple practice called “Circle Day” when, in the middle of the week, they take a full day off and use it to rest, meditate, create art, and care for themselves. And it works; I return to my work with new insight, boosted creativity and a renewed sense of curiosity when I take time to do nothing.

4. Pay attention to your adrenals.

Stress taps our adrenal glands and causes exhaustion in our bodies, and by drinking more caffeine we often cover it up. My energy increased exponentially when I started taking Standard Process Drenamin supplements. You can also take supplements from Holy Basil or drink Holy Basil tea to help the body stop producing cortisol— the stress hormone that ages and exhausts us. I do both now, and my focus, clarity, and ability to achieve great goals has grown beyond anything I ever thought possible.

5. Meditate (so you don’t have to medicate).

Many of the most successful people in the world are doing it. Start by setting your five – minute digital timer. Then sit comfortably and deeply inhale for a five count through your nose and exhale for another five counts. Repeat this again and again until beeping the timer. You can increase as much as you can.

Spreading ourselves thin is a tendency most of us have in our quest to succeed, but it’s not a lifestyle we can’t counterbalance with some simple, healthy habits. So here’s to your balance and your success on your own hero’s journey—and may it be burnout free!

8 Ways to Effectively Prioritize the Things on Your To-Do List

Priorities are important things — I know, you know that. But many of us are guilty of the habit of reacting on — and off — our to – do list to the urgent things, rather than responding to the important ones.

Important activities should be of high priority as they are the things that contribute most to our goals. They have more long-term impact and should help us to achieve our goals as much as possible. Usually, urgent activities are more of a short-term nature and may or may not relate to our overall goals and usually do not make significant contributions. Instead, they make endless demands on our time by pressing us every day.

Between the urgent and the important there is a constant tension. And because today’s important things rarely need to be done — and the urgent thing almost always needs to be done — there is a critical need to learn how to set proper priorities so that our visions, goals, and desires can be better met.

Do not prioritize on the basis of who gave you the work ; fit it for the big picture on the basis of its importance and urgency. Most people don’t take the time to prioritize this time. They are usually reactive, so try to be proactive in a concerted effort.

How much time can you gain by changing your habits — by prioritizing them more effectively? Here are eight tips you can apply to daily tasks:

1. Create lists

Focusing and multitasking help with priority notes and lists.

2. Set your daily planning priorities.

To make room for productive items, eliminate or minimize unproductive to – do items from your daily list.

3. Learn when your high-energy time is.

When you have the most energy gains minutes through more effective work, schedule your priority work.

4. Sort emails early in the day.

And quickly appropriate categorization of each piece — now, future, trash. Because each piece is addressed only once, you’re gaining time all day long.

5. Simplified email request.

Request that people send you priority emails with clear bullet points, not long narratives, to spell out the actions you need. Set the example by sending only effective, bullet – pointed emails.

6. Write down your goals before returning phone calls.

To gain time by communicating more quickly and effectively.

7. Make your reading a priority.

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8. Create and follow a written agenda for each meeting.

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10 Tips to Achieve Anything You Want in Life

1. Focus on commitment, not motivation.

How committed to your goal are you? How important is it for you, and what are you willing to sacrifice to achieve it? If you find yourself fully committed, there will be motivation.

• Here’s how to focus on commitment.

2. Seek knowledge, not results.

Focusing on the excitement of discovery, improvement, exploration, and experimentation will always fuel your motivation. If you focus solely on results, your motivation will be like the weather, the minute you hit a storm it will die. Focusing on the journey is the key, not the destination. Continue to think about what you are learning along the way and what you can improve.

• Here’s how to seek knowledge.

3. Make the journey fun.

It’s a great game! The minute you make it serious, there’s a big chance it’s going to start carrying a heavy emotional weight and you’re going to lose perspective and get stuck again.

• Here’s how to get rid of stagnating thoughts.

4. Get rid of stagnating thoughts.

Thoughts influence feelings and feelings to determine how you view your work. You have a lot of thoughts in your head, and you always have a choice of which ones to focus on: those that will make you emotionally stuck (fears, doubts) or those that will move you forward (excitement, experimenting, trying new things, stepping out of your comfort zone).

• Here’s how to get rid of stagnating thoughts.

5. Use your imagination.

After getting rid of negative thoughts, the next step is to use your imagination. You are full of positive energy when things go well, and you need to be even more energetic when you are experiencing difficulties. Rename your situation. If you keep repeating I hate my work, what feelings will those words evoke? It’s an imagination matter! At the most boring job, you can always find something to learn from even the worst boss in the world. I have a great exercise for you: think and say only positive things for three days. See what’s going on.

• Here’s how to use your imagination.

6. Stop being nice to yourself.

Motivation means action and results are achieved through action. Your actions sometimes fail to deliver the results you want. So you’d rather be nice to yourself and not be in a difficult situation. You are waiting for the perfect timing, a chance, while you are driving into stagnation and sometimes even depression. Get out there, challenge yourself, even if you’re afraid, do something you want to do.

• Here’s how to stop being nice to yourself.

7. Get rid of distractions.

There will always be meaningless things and distractions in your way, especially those simple, usual things you prefer to do instead of focusing on new challenging and meaningful projects. Learn to focus on the most important thing. Write a list of time-wasters and be responsible for not doing them.

• Here’s how to get rid of distractions.

8. Don’t rely on others.

You should never expect others, not even your partner, friend or boss, to do it for you. All of them are busy with their own needs. No one is going to make you happy or attain your goals. Everything’s on you.

• Here’s how to not rely on others.

9. Plan.

Know the three steps you have taken. You don’t have to have more. Complete your weekly calendar, and note when and how you are going to do what. It’s important to plan when – what – how. Review how you learned every day and review what you could do to improve.

• Here’s how to plan.

10. Protect yourself from burnout.

When you’re very motivated, it’s easy to burn out. Watch to recognize any signs of fatigue and take time to rest. When you schedule relaxation and fun time in your weekly calendar, your body and mind will rest. Do a variety of tasks, keep switching between creative and logical things, physical and still things, working alone and with a team. Places to switch. Meditate, or just breathe deeply, close your eyes, or focus for five minutes on one thing.

• Here’s how to protect yourself from burnout.

Not because you’re lazy or you don’t have a goal, you lack motivation. Sometimes even the biggest stars, the richest entrepreneurs or the most accomplished athletes get lost. The curiosity about how much better or faster they can get is what makes them motivated. So be curious first and foremost, and that will lead you to your goals and success.

Top 10 Hidden Secrets of a Millionaire Mindset

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We see many key differences when we look at the behaviors and attitudes of those financially successful and those who fight to build fortune.

However, there is a psychological characteristic that is shared by the rich and the poor. That’s what the self-serving partiality is called.

The self-serving distortion is any perceptive distortion that an individual has so that he can see himself in a positive light. That’s what we often see when we look at people who come from riches and seem to blindly attribute their success to their talents –some call it the silver spoon effect. It is incredibly frustrating to see these people show no signs of humility for those of us who don’t have such an excitement in life.

This self-serving prejudice goes in both directions. Most people looking at other people’s lives under-estimate their success and overestimate the value of talent, work ethics and thinking. We tend to consider other people’s failings as character defects rather than bad luck.

So what are we able to learn from that?

Well, while luck is a factor, it’s completely out of our control, so the only area we should focus on is our thinking. It can make us much more likely to earn this kind of money if we can take a millionaire attitude.

Well-off people are often going to tell you: everything is about mindset. And the truth is, yes, most of it is mentality.

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So here is a millionaire’s 10 hidden secrets …

1.Millionaires trust their unconscious minds.

The mind is erratic and untrustworthy. It changes its position on things constantly, raised objections and doubts which prevent clear and concise decision-making. The millionaire attitude requires us to rely on more than what we feel at the present time, something that goes beyond our fears and concerns. Others may say that they have faith in their unconscious minds to lead them in the right direction at the right time.

2. Millionaires start with absolute clarity.


One thing is to know what you want and another is to know what you want in the smallest detail. Millionaires often have very clear goals and plans to follow up until they reach their destination. We see the same thinking frequently in hyper-successful athletes who speak for years about their success visualizing it. You must define exactly what you want and know the experience intimately before it enters into existence if you want to have an idea of growth and abundance.

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3. Millionaires know their greatest asset is attention.

The average person is wasteful of time each day for hours and hours. Social media, TV, video games on phone, smoking cigarettes, and a list of things continues. The millionaire knows their attention is precious and does not waste it on activities that offer nothing. All they do is concentrated on their goal.

4. Millionaires never lose sight of their target.

It is important that you always keep your goal ahead of you in order not to waste any attention on trivial pursuits. One way to do this is to create a life in which people with similar goals are around you. You can also ensure that you celebrate the small wins constantly so you know exactly what you do.

5. Millionaires distort their money relationship.

This is what the millionaire mindset is most unusual. Most people never consider themselves to be unconscious about their inability to make money. We have had conditions for believing in the Hollywood version of the wealthy villain, so we believe that wealth gain means acting in a way which puts our moral integrity in question. You can make money and still help people, whether you’re a good person doesn’t relate to your bank account. Make sure you don’t have a conflicting money relationship and don’t have any moral doubts.

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6. Millionaires decide on things that have meaning in their lives.

You must decide that money is a precious asset for your life. You’ll never focus to pull up and go hunting for wealth–there are simply too many opinions when you listen to what everyone else says you care. You will be driven to success by your mind if you decide what is in your life and do not follow the herd.

7. Millionaires give better than they take.

It can be counter intuitive, but the millionaire attitude is more than necessary. You must be social in order to gain wealth and be successful in your relationships. Look always for something else, and you’re going to find something in return.

8. Millionaires are aware of their drive.

People may make a lot of money if their emotions are negative; anger, greed, insecurity. But that never will bring you the accomplishment you expect. If you are driven by a need to serve others, then money brings a sense of satisfaction. Know you’ve got the right motivations to get rich.

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9. Millionaires do not so personally take stuff.

Another aspect of millionaire thinking is that they do not personally take things. It’s hard to remain grounded and coherent in our actions when we look at our ups and downs as reflections of our self-worth. The wealthy see failure as a chance for growth. There are thousands of factors that control their achievements and failures. Take all the lessons you come to, not celebrate too long victories or ruminate about defaults.

10. Millionaires are risk-takers.

Everyone knows this, but how often do we see it in our own lives? You have to take risks if you want to succeed. It’s no other way around. If you want to be rewarded, you have to take chances. Consider that we will not be so scared of taking risks if we are able to take our failings as opportunities for growth!

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Conclusion

These ten hidden secrets show you the psychology of people who can generate great wealth. While this framework is not going to be adopted overnight, constant reflection results in changes in beliefs that cause changes in behavior. The creation of wealth is closer than you believe, requires knowledge, bravery and diligence.

4 Ways to Be More Positive

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Do you think you’ve got to be a tortured soul — at la van Gogh, Kurt Cobain, or Sylvia Plath — to be really creative?

You are not. Indeed, the more cheerful you are, the more imaginative and innovative you are to be. Alice Isen, Ph.D., late pioneer of scientific psychology, found that a positive “affect” (what researchers call a mood expression) facilitates flexible thinking and problem-solving, both of which are vital to the creative process. A happy state of mind, more than sulking, primes your brain for creative thinking.

A happy state of mind primes your brain for creative thinking, more than sulking does.

In one study conducted by Teresa Amabile, Ph.D., a Harvard Business School professor and research director and author of The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work, professionals working on innovative projects filed daily entries about the highs and lows of each day. After five months, Amabile and her team analyzed the nearly 12,000 entries and found that on the days when their moods were more positive, participants were more likely to think creative.

“Positive emotions loosen the thinking patterns of people, leading them to think broader and more extensively, creating unusual connections between ideas,” says Amabile. She says that these new connections can immediately lead to a creative thought, or they can incubate for a while and later result in ingenuity.

1. Take a deep breath.

If you’re upset or stressed out, you need to relax before you can feel really positive. “The relaxation response resets your central nervous system after stress,” says Christine Carter, Ph.D., University of California senior fellow, Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Work and Home. Carter recommends taking a few moments to get comfortable and breathe deeply, emphasizing your exhale.

2. Try a happy habit or two.

Find ways to boost your mood once you have reset. Some proven strategies: Identify five things for which you are grateful or ask a favorite colleague to go for a walk. “Even though you’re an introvert, the low-hanging fruit of mental well-being is social interaction,” Carter says. Your creativity will follow once your positivity is on the upswing.

3. Play hooky.

Moments of extreme happiness are big-time creativity boosters, the ones that make you wonder at life. So if you’re stuck in an office or working on a project at home, you’re hoping to be innovative and fresh, you might want to plan a break. Go for a walk. Bathe in the ocean. Visit an exhibit of art. If it is inspiring, it’s not procrastinating, Carter says. “Think of your playtime as providing data for your creativity,” she suggests, to eliminate any I should be working guilt.

4. Don’t reject your dark side.

It’s not natural to be implacably chipper. While a sunnier overall arrangement leads to originality, darker moods are also part of the process. “Denying and avoiding your negative feelings creates the worst thing for creativity, emotional numbness,” says Carter. Studies have shown that after adversity and struggle some people’s creativity is blossoming, but only if they work to make their feelings meaningful. Carter suggests journaling your experiences, or talking to a friend.

22 Ways to Become a Relentless Learner

Learning is not a magical occurrence around you. Learning is about capturing the lessons all around you.

That’s not automatically happening, or else we’d all learn the lessons that could make us extraordinary. Becoming a learner requires a massive and relentless focus. And that means going out of your way to turn your laboratory into life.

You’re not waiting for answers to appear magically. You are actively searching for answers from all around you. You’re not just learning when you feel like it. And you’re not just learning the lessons you want to learn.

Hoping you’ll learn something is different from being willing to learn.

To be a learner means to take what life serves you — fair or not — and turn it into either the best choice or some sort of understanding. Planning your best moments for the future is using the worst moments in life. And sometimes you need to learn a few different ways of learning the same lesson.

Maintaining learning is the key. Even if it means repeatedly learning the same lesson.

We all like to think that the first time we learn the right lessons about it when presented with the right facts. Unfortunately, this is not usually how it works. Being a little “thick” at times is OK (and perfectly normal). Maintaining learning is the key. Even if it means repeatedly learning the same lesson.

Learning is also about curiosity, about being able to find answers to your questions purposefully. As long as you know, it’s about asking questions until you have clarity, so you can be the best you can.

Here are a few questions that work:

  • “Tell me more….”
  • “I’m not sure I understand….”
  • “What makes you say that?”
  • “Can you clarify what you mean?

You need to keep asking until you understand, regardless of the exact words you say. Sure, sometimes with nonstop questions you might feel like a fool. But if what you want is outrageous success, your feelings on the subject are not really that important.

You have to learn. You probably agree with that already. But for you, this is the real question:

Do you learn? Are you stunned to figure it out?

The other option is to be a stuck, silent and frightened loser. And that clearly sounds like the two options ‘ worst.

The way to win is to continue searching for knowledge. When you refuse to stop looking for answers, nobody can stop you.

Be smart. Make Life your lab. Be a guide.

  1. Take notes when you read a book.
  2. Be a guide.
  3. Get a mentor and ask what better things you can do.
  4. Hear contrary points of view.
  5. Put in a crowded room a risky question.
  6. Get help when life becomes tough.
  7. You have failed to write down the last five reasons.
  8. If you don’t know, stop saying “uh-huh” and “yeah.”
  9. Be grateful for lessons that are unexpected.
  10. Keep a list of books that you’d like to read — and start reading.
  11. Continue to ask “Why? “
  12. Share your acquired key knowledge.
  13. Take coffee with three new friends and learn from their talents.
  14. Stop watching so much TV.
  15. Tour a museum and take a couple of photos.
  16. That’s right. Put a list of lessons you have learned together.
  17. Read USA Today or The Journal of Wall Street.
  18. Adapt new vocabulary to daily conversation.
  19. Stop tweeting; begin reading.
  20. Be kind when you know something that nobody else knows.
  21. Participate in music, sports or a hobby.
  22. Dear brothers and sisters. Push your body with exercise and activity to its limits.

Do These 5 Things to (Actually) Stick to Your Goals

You made New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of the year to stop smoking, lose weight, exercise more, think positively? And then remember how easy it was about six days later to slide back into old patterns?

Why are your goals so hard to stick to? Because there’s a big change. It’s frightening.

But with the same resolution you don’t want to hit next January. What a boring thing. How tedious it was. How the year before!

So what are you going to do? For a start, place one foot in front of the other. You got ta lose weight? Go to the fitness center. Must you think positively? Give each day a mirror mantra. You have to stop smoking? Buy a nicotine gum for yourself.

Change begins in a small way. I’m not expecting you to be free of smoke by tomorrow’s end. Nor do I think Thursday you’re going to drop those stubborn 10 pounds. It took me a long time to lose the 50 pounds that I’ve been carrying for years. What I expect you to accomplish your goals every day— whatever they may be.

Here are a few small steps to help you achieve your dose of change every day — to actually meet your goals:

1. Devote your change for at least 15 minutes a day.

Even if it’s just a walk around your neighborhood, do it, read an inspiring article, one less cigarette. Also mix it up. No one wants some tedious workout regime to be stuck. It makes it look so much more miserable, isn’t it? So pick up the paddle ball set, tennis rackets or the Frisbee and go and spend time with your family or friends.

2. Fork over the truth.

Until I decided to be honest about why I was reaching for chips rather than taking healthy risks with myself, I thought it was all about food. In reality, for stuffing food down my face, I got a huge payoff — I got to play it safe. What’s your non-changeable payoff? You will never be able to stick to your plan until you can become real. Modification of behavior teaches us to repeat behaviors that make us feel good. What that means to you is that until the goal gets bigger than the payoff, you will always choose to feel good about feeling uncomfortable.

3. Set realistic goals.

Instead of focusing on losing 20 pounds in 20 days, my goal was just to start eating 5 fruits and vegetables a day. I really believe that good choices lead to better choices (alas, it works the other way too!), and my goal was simply to honor the five-day plan. I didn’t expect a miracle or a transformation of my body overnight. Rather, before adding anything else to my plate, I spent months developing this new behavior pattern; in other words, one behavior at a time.

4. Never eliminate. Replace. 

I want to popcorn when I go to the movies. My husband selects only the heavily buttered and salted kind, so I sneak in my Jolly Time 94 percent Fat Free buttered popcorn (hey, I would buy it if they sold it!). If I just tried to eliminate eating popcorn in the movies while munching with sheer delight next to me, I would probably find my hand covered with grease before the previews had finished. If your goal is to eliminate a specific behavior, if you want permanent change, it must be replaced with a new behavior. If we don’t replace a behavior, we end up creating a large void that leads to obsessive thinking, eventually leading to falling back into old patterns.

5. Find support.

Very few people can get on their own where they’re going. Throughout our change journey, we all need encouragement and support. Perhaps it’s a friend for you to hold you accountable or a group that’s like-minded where they want to go. There is power in numbers, and to our advantage we can use this. Although over the course of a year I had embraced many healthy eating habits, I felt I needed some additional encouragement to continue.

It’s not easy to change. But it’s something you can achieve as long as you don’t seek the quick fix, but are willing to make daily choices that will bring you lasting results. You’re going to have setbacks a few days, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the towel. It’s just a chance to commit yourself to your goal. Have fun with that!

10 Convenient ways of improving yourself

Are you constantly trying to improve and improve yourself? If you do, we’ve got something in common.

Personal growth I’m very passionate about. It was only four years ago that I discovered my passion to grow and help others grow. I was 22 at that time and in my last university year. I realized that there was nothing more meaningful than pursuing a life of development and improvement as I thought about the meaning of life. We get the most out of life by improving ourselves.

The more I grow, the more I realize I don’t know so much out there that I must learn.

Whenever we feel good we can be better still.

I constantly seek ways of improving myself as a passionate advocate for growth. I have compiled 42 of my best tips that could be useful on your journey of personal growth. Some of these are easy steps you can take straight away. Some are major steps that are made to act consciously. They’re here: Choose a new hobby.

1.Choose a new hobby.

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In addition to your usual favorite hobbies, are you able to pick up something new? You can learn any new sport?

Fencing, golf, climbing, football, canoeing or ice skating, among other things.

You can also make your new hobby a leisure hobby. For example pottery, Italian cuisine, dance, wine appreciation, web design, etc.

You can teach something new, physically, mentally or emotionally in different respects. Take a new direction.

2. Take a new direction.

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Are you able to join any new course? Courses are an excellent way to gain new skills and knowledge.

There is no need for long – term training – seminars or workshops are also intended.

I was in a few workshops and they helped me get new insights that I hadn’t thought about before.

3. Make a room that is inspiring.

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The mood and the tone set for you in your environment. You’ll be inspired every day if you live in an inspiring environment.

I did n’t like my room in the past, because I thought it was chaotic and stupid. I decided that this was the end a few years ago. I started a project “Mega Room Revamp” and redeveloped my room.

The final outcome? A room in which I am totally happy and inspire me every day to be at my height.

4. Take your fears over.

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We’re all afraid. Fear of uncertainty, fear of public speech, fear of risk… all of our fears keep us uniform and prevent our growth.

Recognize that the areas you can grow in reflect your fear. I always consider fears to be the growth compass.

If I’m afraid of something, it is something I still have to deal with, and addressing it helps me to develop.

5. Have a practice routine on a weekly basis.

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Better you start to be physically better. I myself make the point of jogging at least three times a week, each time at least 30 minutes.

You may want to blend it with jogging, fitness lessons and variety swimming.

6.Write your future person a letter.

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What do you think 5 years later? Are you going to be identical? Other? Other? What type of person are you going to be?

Write a letter for your future–it will be a good start for 1 year from now–and seal it.

Make a date of 1 year from now on in your calendar. Then begin to work to the person you want the letter to open.

7. Put a challenge to somebody.

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Concurrence is one of the best ways to increase. Set yourself a challenge (weight loss, practice, financial challenges, etc.) and rival a interested friend to see who reaches the goal first.

During the process, you will both gain more than you would if you set goals on your own.

8.Request feedback.

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We will always have blind spots as much as we try to improve. Requesting feedback gives us a further prospect.

Certain people will be friends, relatives, colleagues, boss and even families because they have no preset prejudice and can objectively provide their feedback.

9.Recognize your shortcomings.

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It’s all flaws. The main thing is to understand, recognize and address them. What are your flaws, do you think?

What are the shortcomings on which you now can work? How would you like to deal with them?

10. Engage in your personal development.

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I can write list articles 10 ways, 25 ways, 42 ways, or even 1,000 ways to get better, but it doesn’t matter what I write if you don’t want to commit to your personal growth.

It’s not going to get through anything. For our personal growth, we are responsible— nobody else. Your dad, me or Lifehack, not your mother or friend.

Decide on your personal growth and embrace a lifetime journey of growth and change. Start your growth by selecting and working on some of the steps above.

The results might not be immediate, but I promise you that you will see positive changes in yourself and in your lives as long as you do this.

5 Entrepreneurial Success Key Attitudes

In every business venture no contractor succeeds. At least once, if not twice, each successful entrepreneur fails. However, how entrepreneurs learn from and use their failures is important, because it is all about entrepreneurship.
Five key attitudes are conquered by every entrepreneur to run a successful business.

BRAVENESS

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Like everybody else, entrepreneurs feel fear. They are afraid that a well – conceived idea will not succeed or fearful that it can not be implemented.

However, you can’t define these fears of failure. You’re courageous. Their failure teaches them. You use your fear not to push yourself harder to work and to try to fix the mistakes that might have led you to fail.

Many entrepreneurs have to try to build a successful enterprise several times. It is courage that leads them to succeed.

PASSIONATE

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Businessmen should be passionate about their ideas, their goals and their enterprises, of course. That is why they do what they do. This passion.

Some entrepreneurs love the adventure and enthusiasm of creating something new and once founded, they lose interest and move forward.

Other entrepreneurs have a passion for the product they build or their sense of achievement, because they know that they help others, help animals, or help the planet.

Whatever drives a person to achieve success lies in his / her passion, and that passion for entrepreneurship is essential.

FLEXIBLENESS

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Contractors are in reverse. On any journey, there are obstacles to overcome.

Not everybody deals well with change or deception. But entrepreneurs need flexible thinking so that they can change a course which appears to be heading for failure.

Flexible entrepreneurs should know that they may have to change the way they have set themselves in order to achieve their goal successfully or maybe even tweak the goal.

HONESTY

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Enterprises must demonstrate that they are genuine and honest to others. No matter what type of business you expect to set up, employees, vendors, customers and investors need to have confidence in you. It can’t be done — entrepreneurs must have confidence and confidence must be earned.

When a distrustworthy person is in charge, the best business idea in the world is likely to fail. Suppliers must be aware that payments will arrive on time for products they have shipped.

Customers must be aware that anything they have ordered for the product or service is delivered according to promise. Fellow Members must know that they are an important part of the success of the company. Investors must be aware that the company can grow.

Attitude is all in business life.

ETHIC TRANSFATE

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From the ground up, it is not easy to become a successful owner. A new enterprise will take lots of hours of hard work, frustration, creativity and supervision.

How could you expect success if you’re not prepared to get up and work hard every day, probably seven days a week? No successful enterprise is established fast, easily or without conflict.

Companies do not work 9 – 5 days as standard and do not register 40 hour weeks of work. They work – build new ideas, create new products, design new processes, hire clever and talented people. they are always working.

Entrepreneurs constantly look forward and motivate themselves.


In 2019, focus on self – care to do better with your money

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Modern life is full of stressors and money is the most popular. But financial discipline is actually harder due to stress. This could lead to a cycle in which stress increases the likelihood of poor money choices and those mistakes increase stress.

This emphasizes the importance of financial health self – care. The use of self – care ideas can reduce stress and enhance well – being.

These are some ideas of self – care which will improve your mental, emotional, physical and financial health.


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Ideas for improving financial discipline

1. Have a self – care budget
Money is a resource and can occasionally be used to trade for other resources, such as time or energy, which you lack. Make some room for self – care in your budget. Use this fund to nurture and care for yourself as a guilt – free way.

You can treat yourself to even a small amount of cheap fun. If you can afford it, you may want to invest more in the development of skills with cooking classes. Or you can take a pet poop scooper to offload your chore.

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2. Financial decisions are carefully taken
People who are typically stressed “lack of clarity about what they are doing for themselves financially versus a decision to relieve stress,” Chastain says. It’s like the advice that food shops shouldn’t have hunger.

Before you sit back to work on finances, take a look at yourself. Check that you are physically fed, hydrated, and rested well.Ensure that you feel good emotions — trustful, empowered and encouraged. Take stock, like mental control and brain power, of your mental resources. If anything is wrong, take a break before tackling your money problems and address your needs.

3. Preserve your physical health
Enough sleep, good nutrition, and regular exercise are the cornerstones of a care system. As titan investor Warren Buffett has said, ” When you care for your body, you lower stress and sharpen your mind — your most valuable financial tool. “

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4. Ground in today’s world
“People under stress usually avoid and find ways to numb,” says Chastain. Try to take a moment to get grounded, if you tend to swing from manic money panic  or dead – in desperation.

Taylor suggests that deep breathing is a simple but effective tool for oxygen increases and remains present. Being aware and present can help people to decide on a better finance, because thinking about the future is a constant source of anxiety,” he added.

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5. Set and maintain limits
An important principle of self-care is creating and enforcing healthy social boundaries. These boundaries help you keep other people’s choices, opinions or lifestyles from influencing your financial choices. And they make sure that your well – being is not sacrificed to others, including financial health.

Setting these financial boundaries can be hard but important. You might decline to lend money to a family member.  Perhaps, if you’re a bit unilateral, you’d renegotiate how you split costs with your significant other. Or it could be smaller and easier, like a big social media spend you always compare with.

6. Get a Finance Mentor
When you work on your finances, it can be invaluable to have a point person talk through things and brainstorm money solutions. Choose someone you trust and who has a sound financial judgment and ask if they are ready to be your money management sounding board. It can make financial decisions less daunting, reduce your mental burden, and provide you with much – needed help.

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7. Investing in professional assistance
Think of investing in professional aid in addition to getting support from a friend or family member. If your finances are a mess, discussions with a financial planner can help you unload a little money and find clever solutions that you might not know about otherwise.

Mental health problems can play a major role in some people’s well – being and finances. There really is really no substitute for professional help if you struggle with mood or mental disorders from depression to ADHD.

Bahar says you can help build “a short- and long – term strategy step – by – step,” build and implement the self – care plan with a therapist. It also gives you safe place to work through “the feelings including anger, fear, and shame.” And you can get evaluated for any medications or other therapies.

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You can improve your well – being and lower stress by implementing self – care ideas. And it’s likely to pay off soon enough. “People who are calm and in charge of their life ultimately make smarter choices with their money,” As per Chastain.

5 key tips in 2019 to make your business profitable

Stepping up from solo-preneur to a successful businessman requires a “Millionaire Mindset”. We always have this dream of being a Millionaire but it requires more skills, knowledge, hard work and mindset. But what if I told you that the wealth that you’ve been dreaming off is already at your fingertips? You, your self alone is the best asset on how to become a millionaire, you only need to learn to become the most effective you. Maximize your potential earnings and realize that your dream of being a millionaire will only happen if you make and take the right actions.

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  1. Discuss your business with confidence to the right public

It is all about you authentically to identify the right audience for your company. You attract people of the same mind to your business by being yourselves. If you have a children’s clothing business, talk about the achievements and motherhood struggles. Tell your children in the morning to dress up and get ready. Discuss your children’s morals and practices. This will make your children’s clothes line successful.

2. Collaborative work

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Look to work with people and brands who share the same ethics of work, vision, mission and integrity as you. I believe that the amount of love and vision people have for the brand determines a good working together. For instance, it will be harder if two people usually have a passion for the same thing. As an entrepreneur I speak to many women whose main concern is the lack of a partner’s work ethic. One works harder than the other (usually the person with a greater degree of passion for the vision of the brand) than the two do.

3. Host events in person

It is important to select a theme, topic and schedule for an event. I think what a holiday or a trend in the news is coming to help me choose a topic for my event. In February, for example, you can host an event that targets black women entrepreneurs or Single Women’s Valentine’s Day. March is World Women’s Day. What kind of event can you host?

Based on what my public wants, I choose discussion topics for my events. I have questions and suggestions from my guests to speak on general topics so that people go with full cups.

4. Make a daily list for your email

Some tips to help you create an email list include gifts, video descriptions and discount codes.

5. The “Millionaire Mindset”

Stepping up from solo-preneur to a successful businessman requires a “Millionaire Mindset”. We always have this dream of being a Millionaire but it requires more skills, knowledge, hard work and mindset. But what if I told you that the wealth that you’ve been dreaming off is already at your fingertips? You, your self alone is the best asset on how to become a millionaire, you only need to learn to become the most effective you. Maximize your potential earnings and realize that your dream of being a millionaire will only happen if you make and take the right actions.

7 Effective Social Media Marketing Plan Steps

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Social media for companies of all dimensions is a vital marketing channel. A few years ago, the common question, “Why should our company use social media?” Now is replaced by “how can social media marketing help our business to grow?”.

This makes me very excited as a social media marketer. What doesn’t inspire me is how many businesses still try without a documented strategy to market in social media. In this article, you will learn how seven steps your company needs to take to create an effective marketing strategy for social media.

Step 1: Audit your social presence today

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Take a quick look at the location before you strategize where you are going. Some areas for auditing the presence of your company in social media are:

  • What networks do you currently operate?
  • You are optimized on your networks (photo and photo cover, bio, URL, etc.).
  • Which networks give you the most value at present
  • How do you compare your profiles to those of your competitors?

Step 2: Who is the ideal client

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With this section you would like to be as specific as possible. For instance, if your target market was identified as parents it would be all right. However, you will have much more success if you identify your optimal client as a parent living in the United States, are 30-50 years of age, earn more than 70,000 dollars, mainly use Facebook and have an interest in outdoor activities.

If they market to the wrong audience, even the best marketers will fail. Reply to the questions below to help you find a highly focused buyer:

  • Age
  • Place of interest
  • Title of Job
  • Revenues
  • Pain points (which can be solved by your business)
  • The Social Network most used

Step 3: Declaration on Social Media

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Your statement about your social media mission will drive your future activities, so make sure that you think about it. This statement shows exactly to what you plan to use your presence in social media and should reflect the identity of your brand. Beware of your ideal customer when you try to make this declaration.

An example of this could be: ‘ use social media to educate current and potential customers on digital marketing, with an emphasis on social media marketing. ‘ Once this statement is documented, you can decide what to share and create. It will make this statement simple.

If your mission statement doesn’t align with it, please forget. Corporations that randomly post without a leading task will fail. Experts and not generalists are followed.

Step 4: Key success metrics to identify

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How do you determine whether your efforts to market social media are successful? I don’t talk about just gaining more supporters; I’m talking about gaining cash. After all, spending time and money on something that does not improve the result is difficult to rationalize.

Some measurement metrics are:

  • Rate of conversion
  • Achievement
  • Website time spent
  • Feeling
  • Mentions of Brand
  • Comprehensive shares

Step 5: Content Creation and Curation

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Unfortunately, many companies jump directly to this step. Hopefully, this post has shown that you have to take several vital steps to create and curate engaging content for your social media channels.

Now let’s talk about the fun part of posting to social media. You know who your ideal customer is and used it to produce your mission statement on social media. It should be easy to start creating and curating content with this information. So, exactly what is the content considered? Here are some examples of content that you can create:

  • Pictures
  • Videos
  • Posts Blog
  • News from Company
  • Graphics for information
  • E – Books
  • Answers to interviews

Step 6: Invest in a tool for managing Social Media

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Most marketers have a secret, leveraging tools to boost their productivity. Okay, perhaps it’s no secret, but marketers would have to cope with constant burnout without tools (sometimes even with tools). With social networks, you can easily scale your efforts by having a tool to manage social media.

The ability to schedule posts in advance is one of the main benefits of a social media management tool. Remember that you created the content calendar? Make sure you align your scheduled posts with your content calendar in your social media management tool.

Step 7: Tracking, Analysis, and Optimization

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This could be the biggest step in terms of social media success. Even the best marketers in social media rely on testing and error. It may seem fundamental, but it’s important to keep track of your results, analyze the data and then optimize them.

After having the time to analyze the results of your marketing efforts, each previous step must be re-assessed. Allow your data to drive. If it tells you that your most efficient channel is Facebook or Twitter, consider doubling.

A great strategy of social media is never stonewalled. It is an ongoing work which changes when required. So, get out of there, develop a strategy and optimize it as your business and your audience grow and know more about you.

Stay in a Digital World

It makes you step back and think and eventually realize that those who  follow us will be born into a purely digital society where eBooks and augmented reality have gone from exotic to everyday.
Thinking about what this means in the future is intriguing, but it’s equally interesting right here and now in 2013. Technology, software and the devices we use, have of course shaped our social and human behavior on a number of levels, from shopping, to leisure, to business. Lives are lived online, and the opportunity to have a live feed into the minds of those you care about is becoming a clearer reality. People are more willing to share and consume horizontally through their social networks, rather than vertically. The organic spread of ideas, relationships, and trade can now be observed and measured on scales of unprecedented detail.

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Humanizing business communications online

There is no doubt that as more and more businesses advertise, show and deliver online communications, they have had to adapt to a world of highly concentrated digital consumption. This, however, can provide opportunities through and alongside their digital marketing to show human connection. An online retailer, for example, can still bring visible human aspects to their business. They can:

1. Show the people within the business on their website people pages and social channels, e.g. LinkedIn profile page and Facebook.

2. Personalize your twitter with a unique or a range of social media staff administrators, giving a personal tone to the messages and responses provided.

3. Ensure that sales and support emails come from employee addresses and use appropriate signatures to show real people behind the aspect of customer service and gain confidence.

4. Deliver video and audio content, including staff, and connect to the audience in real terms and improve the personality of the brand.

5. Personalize marketing emails on the basis of preferences, both through whom they are addresses.


In the case of Twitter, a number of companies place images on their background image of their help team to show people what they look like.
It is a small move, but it is effective in demonstrating that there are people there who will engage with you, irrespective of the query. A high street retailer with an “inevitable” online presence can also humanize the digital experience of their consumer and at the same time complement the real experience in store by:

1. Promoting online special offers and promotions, but only available in store to drive footfall and human interaction.

2. Building online knowledge among employees to help deliver personal sales and consumer loyalty.

3. Use social media to help inform consumers about products, local teams and staff.

4. Have real employees actively engaged in online customer service and social media contexts.

5. Ensure that telephone numbers are clearly promoted online and customized to ensure more voice contact where possible.

I think we all know, out of necessity, the inevitability of an increased trend towards more digital consumption and communication, but that doesn’t mean we need to be any less human. It’s about equilibrium. We must continue to act, sound and appear human even online and I hope that the norm isn’t that we get lazy and devalue personal contact by default over a more convenient digital equivalent or alternative.

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How To Humanize Starbucks

I often refer to Starbucks as an outstanding brand that appears to be making all the right moves in terms of their digital brand strategy and in terms of humanizing their experience, they are actually doing the following very well.

1. Promote online a wide variety of special promotions in cafés.

2. They have a very personal and responsive presence on social media led by fans, not the brand.

3. They have a strong global presence, but they have great local content and activity online.

4. Starbucks on mobile for the benefit of the café.

5. Humanizing and content that is socially engaging and accessible.


A great example of this last point is in the “Join Us” section on the.co.uk website. The content on this page helps paint a picture of an inclusive, social and people -centric brand built on community. This is what their product and experience stands for yet here it is simply using social media and technology as the delivery mechanism. This avoids many of the big mistakes many brands make, by adopting technology and digital platforms, yet they have no brand supporting or strengthening content strategies.

For more social reasons, Google Glass and its competitors are another example worth noting. This product due to its launch in 2014 has the potential for us to be more human from the perspective of being able to consume our digital media consumption while interacting normally-connected to the real world. An argument to this, however, is that we can disconnect from the re as users of the product.

Related to this discussion from the perspective of social media is a really good Q&A worth checking out with Nicholas Christakis from the TED series, entitled: “Our modern, connected lives.” It’s interesting because it raises many points about our influence and behavior driven by our modern connected online social experiences. It is a well-balanced series of responses from a real world vs digital perspective to issues of friendship, social influence and even online.



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In Conclusion One thing is for sure, digital media has the potential to dehumanize our lives as we live our lives online, interacting with devices rather than with individuals. We do know that as inevitable as this is, from how it can help us connect instantly on a global scale with people, we can take positive steps. We can also be encouraged by brands ‘ activities providing people with digital content and engagement strategies that are centric and accessible, initiating and motivating personal and brand contact on a regular basis.

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The Integration of Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram Messaging

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg announced recently plans to integrate Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram messaging capacities. This change will allow end to end user messages to be encrypted and enable them to communicate cross-platform between apps. Along with these three platforms, the underlying message infrastructure will continue to operate as independent apps.

The combined users of all three apps are brought together for 2,6 billion–giving Facebook more influence on user communication than ever before. Other competing messaging services such as Apple and Google will probably give Facebook a competing edge with a hyperlink. This advantage could lead to more time spent on Facebook-owned applications, which allow Facebook to recover popularity both from a user and from a publicity point of view after two years of scandal.

As many of us know, in recent years, Facebook has been the center of several controversies. Election interference, exposure of user data and data collection concerns all have damaged the reputation of the company. When integration was announced, many people immediately addressed the first question of safety.

Zuckerberg stated that they are working on adding end-to-end encryption to each of the services, which means that private messages can only be viewed by conversation participants. Enhanced encryption will help Facebook protect user data better, which is likely to help build trust among users who have been concerned about data privacy in the past.

Although the content of the actual message is safeguarded, there are still concerns about how these apps share data. For example, users of Facebook usually include personal data such as their full name, workplace, hometown or relationship status not included in WhatsApp and Instagram profiles.

While it is not clear how much data (or how much) will be shared between platforms, these profiles may now be more publicly linked than once with your Facebook accounts. For anyone who wants to keep the apps separate, this is a major focus.

Facebook is now trying to understand how all of these applications – both alone and connected – support encryption from one end to another and how they communicate.

More marketing opportunities

Although this integration raises user concerns, it could offer marketers more opportunities to reach people across platforms more effectively. Mark Zuckerburg has said that it has no clear plan to monetize integration yet, but Facebook can be expected to build a better ad income from that change.

Facebook currently allows advertisers to display ads on Facebook Messenger, but not WhatsApp or Instagram. It is uncertain whether the integration feature of Messenger ads will continue, but we can expect that it will be implemented on all three platforms if it does.

The addition of this feature to Facebook will be a big win because Instagram and WhatsApp generate almost no more ad income than Facebook. In addition, we see increased engagement with these Messages-specific features with more users choosing the Messaging Platform as their primary communication source.

In this case, marketers can reach users without a Facebook account on Instagram or WhatsApp. Although data sharing between apps is a backlash source, marketers will likely benefit, because it provides a more holistic view of the user based on their behavior, improving ad-targeting capability.

Last but not least, although at the moment we do not have all the answers about the integration functionality or the ad opportunities it offers-Facebook knows that everybody watches. Based on its past controversies, we can assume that Facebook knows that it needs to do so successfully and to regain confidence from its foundation.

This is going to be quite a task on the technical side of the participating teams, but probably a huge payoff. If successful, we can examine the new communications hub that’s favored by users— as at least one profile is created by everyone— and it supports targeted marketers ‘ ads. This has the potential to alter the way messaging ads are effective-marketers should be sure to remain tuned to updates, with a whole range of new best practices.

Tips to attract your business to the right influencers

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The demand for influencers who have the necessary credentials to support your brand and make a real difference to your marketing continues to increase, but the most influential bloggers, vloggers and celebrities are often over – subscribed with invitations to publish products online.

You need to stand out from the crowd and attract their attention to secure the influencers you really want – in other words, you need to market your product to the people you want to help advertise your brand.

Quality

Quality is the key to effective marketing of influencers. This applies to your brand, product and even your partner influencers. Not only does your brand need to look attractive and unique, it also needs to meet expectations. A substandard product or one that does not correspond to the description will not be viewed favorably by anyone, while a top-quality product, which not only meets expectations but exceeds them, is likely to have your selected influencers in the future looking for more of your products.

Company reputation

If you are well known as a company, it is always easier to establish relationships with an influencer. The endorsement of a large-name brand gives the influencer valuable exposure and also raises its profile, so that both parties benefit. If you are not well known and want to establish yourself, you must use other means to attract the attention of adequately influential employers.

It is a good start to be able to demonstrate the integrity of your company – for example, to show that you have investors who believe in your company and that you have created a company that builds a good reputation, even if it is in its infancy.

Security

It is also a good idea to be able to show that customer data are protected by safe and secure systems. There are so many stories about data that even the biggest names in the business have stolen or lost. Data security is now a major concern for all consumers, including those who influence it. Influencers do not want to be associated with a company that is not secure, and it would be most unwelcome to hear about security breaches in a company they have endorsed.

By using an IT support service to manage your internal IT, you can ensure the security of your system, and the best way to protect your website is to use a managed hosting service such as Onyx, which takes care of all your security and provides a higher level of security than you could if you managed your website.

The same marketing tactics as selling to your target market are used to sell yourself to an influencer:

  • Finding suitable people
  • Know what they want
  • Provide them with a product that meets their needs
  • Show them why they should use your product

The more high-profile an influencer you can find to promote your brand, the more sales and exposure you gain, so it is good to invest time and effort to attract the right people to promote your products. This research is key to finding influencers of quality rather than accounts that just buy and like followers.

“Activate your followers, collect them not just like stamps.”

Why are small companies benefiting from social media marketing?

You constantly seek new ways to get the brand of your company onto the the roster of potential customers. If you don’t, it’s a great way to engage and attract new customers using social media in business. In fact, small social media marketing strategies have an advantage compared to large companies. Why does it happen?

The effectiveness of social media leads to participation. If a company doesn’t engage in social media marketing, it will probably not succeed. Interacting in social media with consumers is a key marketing strategy for  small enterprises. 

The use of social media helps you to increase awareness of your brand and client base, as well as to connect with existing clients. In fact, one study showed that over 90 percent of marketers say that their businesses care about social media. 82 percent of participants in the survey worked in companies with less than 100 employees.

Small business owners can easily market through social media as long as you post actively on social media pages. Some of the common social media websites are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Set a schedule to contact your followers regularly in order to make effective use of social media for your company.

Advantages of social media marketing for small companies

The success of social media does not depend on the number of people a company has. Rather, it relies on the commitment of customers. These are several reasons why small enterprises can have more social media success than big enterprises:

1. Small companies are community focused and individual

There are several differences, such as the legal structure, the number of  employees and revenues, between small and big companies. But companies nitty-gritty aspects are not the only differences between large and small ones. 

Small companies tend to focus more on communities and individuals. Many small businesses decide to participate heavily in their communities, which leads to customer connections. It also benefits from connecting and sometimes partnering with other local businesses in the chamber of trade within their community.

Small companies can connect with their customers online when using social media. Small companies are more likely than larger companies to respond to their customers. As a small company, you can deal easily with the flow of customer comments, to ensure that you respond quickly.

For people to talk about products or services, social media is a great way. To increase customer participation, customers must post photos with the product of the company on social media. And welcome consumer reviews, questions, comments and concerns. You can easily build connections with people on social media, as a small business owner. Current and potential clients will have greater respect and appreciation for a company that responds promptly.

2. Low-cost advertising

While you can pay for certain advertising functions, such as on Facebook, social media is free of charge. You can target these ads to reach people within a certain range of your company. This means you will not end up paying out of your local customer base for publicity. Set a budget and choose your audience to start advertising on Facebook. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on social media marketing across the country, small enterprises have only to concentrate on their location. Social media is an excellent publicity tool without any additional characteristics. You can update your supporters on offers, sales, new products or even information related to the industry. Photos will also help clients see what they are offering.

You advertise to your existing customers through social media. However, by getting your brand out, you can also advertise potential customers. Your current customers are also great brand ambassadors. Small corporate owners usually know their customers themselves and share their social media experiences more naturally. Current customers can post on your products or services, raise their brand’s radars and attract new people to your business.

3. Joint Marketing in Social Media

Many small companies can work together on strategies for social media marketing. As a small business owner, you may work in your niche with neighboring small companies (not competitors).

You can post on your twitter, for instance, that if customers buy you and vice versa, they can get a discount coupon from another small business. Or, join in a social media gift or contest with a neighboring company. Winners may receive a prize which covers both companies ‘ products. On the websites of your social media, you can even showcase promotions for your neighboring business. You can build brand awareness together with other small businesses. You can take the radar of prospective customers and encourage people to purchase from both companies.

4. Personalized Care

Everything is about personalization for small companies. Some of them have a good shopping experience for small companies. A survey found that 53 percent of consumers want to go shopping in small enterprises because they want personalized service.

You can take the time to connect with individuals when customers are at the company. You can tell where your products originate, how long you have been in your business and how inspired you to start your business.

Individual attention is not only applied to consumers who are in your company. Small companies in social media can give customers more than scripted answers.

A large company selling all over the country has no time to give each customer a personalized response. On the other hand, a small company can write a real response to the situation of the customer directly. Small businesses have the benefit of social media marketing through this direct connection between consumers and brands.

5. Small companies can piggyback big ads

Some large companies organize events that small businesses can use in their marketing strategies for social media.

In the Philippines, for instance, Bazaars are all year round. Since consumers recognize that event, it is easier for small enterprises to take advantage of social media. Big companies could spend huge sums of cash on advertising, while small companies can benefit by posting that your company will participate.

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Will Change

10 Life Changes To Crush The New Year Like A Boss

If you’ve taken a couple of weeks off the exercise and then completed an exhausting workout, you may know what I’m going to say.

The first workout back from a long break can be tough, but the dolor that follows a few days later is usually really brutal. For example, if you do a squat workout after a couple of weeks off, it can hurt to sit on a chair or climb the stairs later in the week.

One of the fastest ways to solve this pain is very counterintuitive: Squat again.

That makes little sense on the surface. But there’s something deeper going on here, as you might expect. The Repeated Bout Effect is called and applies to much more than just exercise.

The effect of repeated bouts in your life

The repeated bout effect tells us that the more we do, the less it affects us. There are many ways to think throughout life about this effect.

  1. On your first day of business, making ten sales calls can lead to a big jump in overall revenue. However, making ten sales calls in a row for the 300th day is unlikely to have a significant impact on total revenue.
  2. You’ll lose weight when you start eating smaller portions. However, your smaller portion slowly becomes your normal portion and weight loss stalls after the first ten or fifteen pounds fall off.
  3. If you haven’t done a lot of strength training, you’ll be stronger with 30 pushups. However, after a couple of months, an extra 30 pushups doesn’t really build new muscle.

These examples make sense when you see them nicely lined up in an article, but we often curse ourselves for lack of progress in the real world.

Let’s say you want to lose weight and you didn’t work out before. You start running twice a week and you’ve lost 10 pounds very soon. The repeated bout effect starts at some point, your body adapts and weight loss slows down. Suddenly, you still run twice a week, but the scale doesn’t move anymore.

It can be very easy to interpret these decreasing results as some sort of failure.

  • “Oh, every week I work out and nothing happens.”

Except that it worked. Your initial exercise actually worked just as it was supposed to because it yielded a new result and your body adapted and improved. Your body now has a new starting point and if you want to achieve a higher level of success, you need to add something new to the mix.


Learn more about improvement

The repeated effect of the bout can teach us three improvements lessons.

  • First, a small amount of work is a great way to reduce the pain of hard sessions. Imagine Monday’s easy1-minute pushup workout and Friday’s hard 10-minute pushup. The repeated bout effect says your soreness will be reduced after Friday’s workout just because you did an easy session earlier in the week. It can make a difference to work easily.
  • Secondly, the amount of work you need to do to achieve your maximum output level is higher than what you do now. If you don’t perform 100% of your potential already, you have room to grow. And the repeated bout effect tells us you’ve probably adapted to all of your life’s normal stimuli. If you want to achieve a new level of success, a new level of work must be put in place. This doesn’t mean you should start doing as much work as possible, but it means you can’t expect a small change to work forever when you start small. You have to graduate continuously to the next level.
  • Third, for long – term success, deliberate practice is critical. It is a strange form of laziness to do the same type of work again and again. You ca n’t go to the gym, run three miles a week and expect to enjoy constantly improving results. You’ve seen all the results that three – mile runs can deliver after a couple of months of repetitive workouts and your body has adapted to this stimulus. For this reason, it is important for long – term improvement to deliberately practice new skills that you can master in one to three practice sessions. Making deliberate practice a habit can help you to avoid practicing things that are no longer beneficial.

The key is that things will work for a while and then we’ll get used to them.



“What got you here won’t get you there.”


Marshall Goldsmith

How can Healthy Habits Achieve Your Goals

We all faced the deception and guilt that comes after several weeks from setting and abandoning a goal. Sustainability for a long – term objective is difficult to achieve but normally only in a few months or even years can the best aims be achieved.

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This is the solution: instead, focus on creating a new habit that leads to your objective.

Would you like to run a marathon? Make it a habit to go every day first. Would you like to get out of the debt and save? Creates the habit of making brown bags to work, or watching DVDs rather than going to movies, or any change will save you money.

In concentrating not on what you need to achieve over the next year, but on what you do every day, you concentrate on something that you can achieve. This little change every day will bring enormous changes over time… and you will be surprised at the extent to which you have come in no time. Over time, small sand grains can add up to the mountain.

I have used the philosophy of change of custom to run a marathon, change my diet, lose weight, write a novel, stop smoking, be organized and productive, double my revenue, cut my debt, save myself and begin this year’s practice for the Olympic Triathlon. It works when you concentrate on changing habits.

Now it’s not easy to change your habits — I won’t lie to you — but it’s feasible, above all if you start small. With your first habit change don’t try to change the world … take baby steps. At the end of the year, I was able to run more than 20 miles. I just tried to ride a mile.

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How are your habits changed? Concentrate on one habit at a time and take these steps:

  1. Changes are positive. If you try to change your negative habits (quit smoking), replace it with a positive habits (for example, running to relieve stress).
  2. Take a challenge of 30 days. Tell yourself that you will be making this custom for 30 straight days, without fail, every day at the same time. Once that 30-day mark has passed, your habit will be easier. Do not beat yourself if you fail. If you fail. Start a new challenge for 30 days. Practice until successful. Until success.
  3. Commit yourself totally. Don’t simply say that you could or ought to do that to yourself. Tell the world this is going to be DEFINITY. Sit in this one hundred percent. Tell everyone you know. Tell everyone you know. Just email them. Email them. Put it on your blog! Put it on your blog. Post it to your place of business and home. This positive pressure from the public will motivate you.
  4. Set up rewards. It is best to recompense yourself often during the first week and then recompense yourself for the first month every week. Make sure that these are good rewards, which will help to keep you on track.
  5. Take your time to beat. It is best to start by monitoring your pressures so that you are more aware of them. Track them for a few days, and every time you get urged to put a tally mark in a small notebook. Specify a plan with strategies to beat them before you get the urges. We all need to stop –how are you going to overcome it? Deep breathing and drinking water are of greatest assistance to me. You can get a urge— it’s going to happen.
  6. Follow your progress and report it. Hold a log, journal or diagram so that your progress can be seen over time. For my marathon training, I used a running log and stopped smoking when I quit. Seeing how far you have come is motivating. Also, it will motivate you if you can join an online group and report on your advances every day, or if you can email family and friends about your progress.

Most importantly, stay positive at all times. I’m used to monitoring my thoughts and I would squash them like a little bug and replace them with positive thinking if I saw any negative thoughts (“I want to stop!”). I would replace them with positive thoughts. It works incredibly well. That’s the best tip of all time. You will definitely fail if you think negative thoughts. But you will certainly succeed if you think you are always positive.

Top 6 Painful Business Mistakes to Avoid

Are you a new entrepreneur? If so, be prepared for all manner of challenges and obstacles you might encounter. The competition may be tough, funds may be lacking, costumers may be difficult, or even your own employees may give a headache. However, the most painful problems you will probably face are those which you have caused yourself, as result of a late decision or even poorly timed actions.

Mistakes will always be a part of your life; it is what makes you human. However, you can learn from others’ mistakes so that you don’t have to experience them. All you need to do is to equip yourself with wisdom from peers and plan ahead to deal with some of the most painful mistakes entrepreneurs make.

Agree or disagree, but below are six most painful mistakes that entrepreneurs committed throughout their whole career and how they successfully got around them.

Note: The numbers do not necessarily mean that one is more important that the other.

1. Blindly following advice

Newbie entrepreneurs do this almost all the time. Poor advice can come from a friend who owns business in another field or even a professional.

Yes, it is important to get professional advice, but it’s also more important to be more objective about it and always put your business in perspective. You see, what worked for him may not necessarily work for you as well

2. Right goals were not set

Another mistake that even veteran business make is not setting the correct goals.

As a principle, you always need to have two sets of goals – short-term or long-term.

A short-term goal means something you want to achieve at the soonest possible time. What do you want to achieve today, this week, this month, or maybe even this year? Do you want to make sales? Do you want to have talented employees? Do you want to have loyal costumers?

A long-term goal means something you want to achieve in the future. These goals are not possible within a week or in a year. These goals take a really long time to achieve. These could be getting on the front page of google, growing your social media following, or increasing your brand recognition and awareness.

Another principle that you need to learn is that you have to do your best that your short-term and long-term complement and leads up to each other. When you get this wrong, you will be wasting time thinking and not doing anything productive for your business.

3. Bias towards your own product

Naturally, you will fall in love with your product when you it. You deceive yourself in thinking that it’s the best in the market.

Well, that isn’t necessarily wrong, and it great for your ego and confidence. It’s also very important to look for things that could be done to make your product best as it can be.

At the same time, you should not also be seduced in the beauty of perfection.

You should look for a healthy balance in these aspects if you want to have a successful career as an entrepreneur.

4. Reluctance to spend on marketing

I find it surprising how marketing is often not being prioritized with new entrepreneurs. Unbelievable.

THIS IS HOW YOU GET MORE SALES!

Especially if you are new, always set aside some funds on marketing.

You may not a have marketing budget because you can’t figure out the ROI.

This can be solved if you begin with proper monitoring and reporting. Knowing your costumers makes it easy acquire new ones.

5. Failing to delegate your work

You will have a lot less headache if you and a lot more successful business if you learn to delegate.

You may be tempted to the little things like designing your own logo, doing your own accounting, it’s really a bad idea.

Even if you are excellent at it, you have to ascertain how to maximize the use of your time and energy.

6. Spending too much on things you don’t need

Until your company has a consistent track record of profits, it pays to be conservative in your expenses.

Avoid having fancy equipment, web hosting, software costs, office space that your business doesn’t need.

Avoid taking on debt, as well. Be wary on business credit card debt.


So these are the Top 6 Painful Business Mistakes to Avoid. Do you agree with these? Have you experienced the pain of making these mistakes? Did I miss a mistake that others made? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Building Self-confidence

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
― Lao Tzu

For a happy and successful life, self-confidence is essential and is a quality of character that most people value when they see it in others.

Why is so self-confidence significant? It is important because it provides you with courage, self-esteem and assertiveness. You are not afraid to take risks and try new things when self-confidence is present.

You don’t allow what people think and say about you to affect you when you have self-confidence, and you don’t take things too personally. This means a quieter life. Most people aren’t born with this quality of character. You can build it up, though. You can build self-confidence by changing your mindset and attitude to life, even if you have lost it through different personal experiences.

Checklist to help you build self-confidence

Acquire a positive outlook. Instead of focusing on undesirable events and expecting the worse, try to focus on positive results and expect positive results. If your mindset has always been negative, this may not be easy. You can, however, change your mental habits and build a positive attitude with persistence. This website contains plenty of information about positive thinking. If you try to remove all negative words from your mind and vocabulary and refrain from using them in your conversation, it would help.

Set small, simple objectives. Set small, simple goals that you can achieve and achieve. This will greatly increase your trust. I’m talking about really small goals, like inviting friends to your house, organising and arranging your closet, starting to draw, or taking a day off and having fun. These little deeds will make you feel better and increase your self-confidence.

Think of what you’ve accomplished in life. Life brought failure and unhappiness, but there are certain in life and a few achievements. These do not need to be great achievements, but quite simple things, such as getting compliment from work or colleagues, having movie time with partner and getting along well with your neighbors. Reminding yourself about these accomplishments makes you realize that you have been successful in your life and not everything is failure. This would improve your self-confidence and feel better about yourself and your life.

Concentrate on what you have done and achieved, not what you have not done and have not achieved. Why gratify your mind with failure circumstances? If you keep thinking about failure, you expect it and anticipate it and attract it to you, and your sense of self-confidence is further weakened. Replace the negative picture in your mind with a success movie. This process would build your trust in yourself. Vision what you really want to be in your mind and living the life you really want.

Create a list of your successes and achievements. Take another step to build your self-confidence and create a list of your accomplishments and successes and often look at this list. Little did you know that you’ve never had success. You’re wrong about it. You might not have had great success, but you surely had some sort of success, even if only occasionally. Even cooking your family’s favorite food, having good relationships with your spouse or kids, or walking almost every day is a success.

Build a strong will. Easy to follow programs with all the instructions, guidance and exercises you need to increase your willpower, self-discipline and inner strength. Overcome procrastination, eliminate laziness and develop determination.

Emphasize your willpower. The lack of self-confidence is accompanied by lack of willpower. If you strengthen your power of will, your self-confidence will also grow strong. In many articles, I have written much about willpower and suggested exercises to strengthen it. I’ve also written a book on this subject, so there’s no need to go deeper. A stronger willpower means more assertiveness, greater self-esteem and greater trust.

Improve a positive outlook. Instead of focusing on undesirable events and expecting the worse, try to focus on positive results and expect positive results. If your mindset has always been negative, this may not be easy. You can, however, change your mental habits and build a positive attitude with persistence. This website contains plenty of information about positive thinking.

How to Improve the Quality of Your Life – Tips

Would you like to improve your life quality? You want to do that, I’m sure. You can immediately improve the quality of your life.

In fact, you can begin seeing results immediately.

It counts even to do little things, like:

-Go to sleep in the evening before.

-Wake up in the morning earlier.

-Reduce your time before the television.

These measures would enable you to spend more time and less time in the morning before you go to work.

Currently, money can improve your quality of life and you might find a more worthwhile job on your list. Many other things you can do, such as better health, relationships and peace of mind, to improve your life.

The first step is to look at your life and find out what you can do to improve your quality of life right now. The point is that you just can’t want to change your life positively.

You must decide on improvements in the quality of your life and then follow and follow your decisions.

Many people make resolutions, but they are not. It’s not enough just to decide whether and how to improve your life. You have to take action and follow your decision.

Most people have no inner strength to follow their decisions, and this causes disappointment and frustration. To make a decision, you need willpower and self- discipline and you need to keep track of irrelevant activities and not waste time and energy.

Power and autonomy aren’t so hard to develop. In fact, it can be fun and very gratifying to develop them, and you don’t have to be tough on it as you can think.

Below are a few tips that I hope will be of interest to you.

1.Discover what you can do to improve your life and think about it. These could be simple things, such a journey everyday, going to the fitness center or eating healthy food.

2. Read the self-enhancing books. Read books about themes that motivate and inspire you.

3.Write your findings and choices down on your smartphone or use a mobile app.

4. Read what you wrote every now and then, when you’ve got time.

5. Think, read books and articles, learn what to do and what to avoid to improve your food habits.

6.Find out how you want to change habits and start changing them. They’re not going to change on their own. You must take the first step, and it’s not as hard as you may think.

7. It might be harder the next step. You will have to do what you have found to improve your eating habits.

8.Visualization is an excellent tool to enhance your quality of life. Make it a custom to visualize your life as you like. Find the time to think about another and better life once in a while. Make mental pictures as real as you can and feel as though what you want is true and real.

9.The kind of life you want to live is repeatedly claimed.

10. Take any kind of meditation courses. It helps you calmer and happier and relieves stress and tension. Here you can try the techniques of meditation.

11.Enjoy your body many times. Training helps you lose weight, shapes your body and makes you stronger and more confident.

12. Do your best for yourself and others to be kind, patient, tolerant and loving. They will also treat you in the same way when you show friendship, patience, tolerance and love for others.

13.Less time to watch TV. Please use this time to read, practice your body, learn a new skill or language or do anything useful. You will be more happy and satisfied at the end of the day.

14.Clean or do anything else you need to do and you’ve never put it off in your drawers, garage or garden.

15.Choose the bright side of life to be happy and look. You will have to work day after day and do not give up if you were negative all your life. You like everyone else deserve happiness, and you will need to change your attitude if you think otherwise.

16. 16. In everything you do, try to be more resolute and confident.

Keep your eyes and mind always open and always find ideas and chances to enhance the quality of your life. Make yourself used to reading many articles on this site to help you improve and improve your quality of life. You will be provided with guidance, advice and ideas.

The Leading Influencer Marketing Techniques

Influencer marketing is the next big thing in digital marketing. It’s not only the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle industries are benefiting from it, but also major healthcare, hotel and travel brands have gotten awesome results from their influencer marketing campaigns.

Influencers give a plethora of results like getting an influx of new followers, more brand awareness. They can also increase user acquisition, purchase, downloads or direct sales.

Here are 5 leading influencer marketing techniques that you absolutely must know in order to maximize the results of your marketing campaigns.

Coupon Codes

Unique promotional codes benefit both the brand and influencer. Codes stimulate influencers to share them because they allow them to offer something valuable to their followers. This kind of endorsement adds brand value towards the influencer’s followers.

These codes are merged in the content of influencers to reward and encourage customers to buy. It builds the influencer’s loyalty to the brand and helps to achieve other key campaign objectives such as increasing revenue and sales.

Blog Posts

Writing a blog post on your products and services increases brand awareness and makes your website even more popular. Users refer to posts of this type with brand-specific contents, so that they form an opinion about your brand or service.

In your marketing campaigns, blog posts are just as beneficial as social media posts. Brands rely on those influencers to give their audience recommendations and blogging is just one of the finest and most reliable ways to do this.

Brand Mentions

Did you know? Nearly half of Twitter users decide to purchase a product inspired by an influencer’s tweet. It is also a known fact that tweets from influencers along with brand tweets are five times more likely to be purchased. This is the effect of brand mentions on social media.

A mention of a brand on an influencer’s social media can also greatly increase brand awareness. According to studies by Tapinfluence and Altimeter group, the third most successful marketing techniques is indeed brand mentions.

Microsoft used the broad social media presence of National Geographic to launch the International Women’s Day campaign. The campaign “Make What’s Next” started in 2016 and resumed in 2017. This was aimed at promoting more girls in STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) professions.

Several adventure photographers took 30 photos and were posted on National Geographic’s five Instagram accounts. A famous female scientist or adventurer was on each of these photos.

With 30 Instagram posts, Microsoft reached 91 million people.

Free Products

Offering free products and services to influencers in exchange for their opinions and experiences is a great way to reward their efforts and to use their influence for the benefit of your brand.

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo, who has over 120 million followers, is a very popular Instagram star. He regularly promotes brands and products on his social media platforms.

These extremely attractive promotions result in high conversion rates due to their huge popularity. From his social accounts between May 2016 and May 2017, Nike, Tag Heuer, Abbott Labs and Herbalife earned $936 million in media value.

Challenging Your Influencers

Do you know what motivates people to do great things? Competition. When these ambitious influencers are challenged to accomplish the most number of likes, sales, or impressions, they will be driven to win and make it to the top of the list. This often results in making the promotion even more enjoyable.


These 5 techniques have proved to help business get more leads and boost sales. The success of your influencer marketing campaign hinges upon you to make the right decision in choosing the best influencer and the appropriate platform and techniques for your brand’s messaging.

Why don’t you take the time to test each of these 5 techniques for your marketing mix?

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Business Tips for a Successful Startup

First time you start a business and worry about failure? Give your new company the best chance of success with these top business tips, the best advice I have gathered for over a decade of business experience

First time you start a business and worry about failure? Give your new company the best chance of success with these top business tips, the best advice I have gathered for over a decade of business experience

BUSINESS TIPS

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1.) Start a business while you are still employed

How much time can the majority live without money? Just a short while. And your new business can make any real profit a long time before. When you start up a business, being employed means money in your pocket during the startup process. Don’t work right now or can’t keep up with your job? Read how you can reach the company

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2.) Do it with someone you trust

When you start a business (and then), you need a support system. It is invaluable to have a family member or friend that can bounce ideas and listen sympathetically to the latest start-up crisis. Still better, find a mentor or to apply for a start-up program like Futurpreneur Canada if you qualify. The best support system of all is when you start business guidance.

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3.) Create a business plan

When you think of starting a business, the main reason for doing a business plan first is that it can help prevent you from sinking your time to start a business that is not successful. See why a business plan is needed for other good reasons.) Remember, for each new business idea you come up with, you do not have to work through a comprehensive business plan; ask the five questions to find out if your business ideas are worthwhile.

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4.) Research

You will write an enterprise plan for a lot of research, but it’s just a start. You have to become a specialist in your industry, products, and services when you start a business if you’re not yet. Before you start your business, joining industry related or professional associations is a great idea.

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5.) Create a budget plan

If you’ve got to save up. Potential investment approach and lenders approach. Figure out our plan for your financial downturn. Don’t expect a business to start and then go to a bank to get money. Traditional lenders don’t like new ideas, and without proven track records they don’t like business. Look at 5 creative ways of raising your business money and options like crowdfunding.

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6.) Do it with passion

You don’t have to love (and probably shouldn’t) anything your business is all about, but you’ve got to be fired. It is important, then, that you really like what you do–whether it’s running fishing charters, creating potteries or providing financial advice–and spending lots of time and effort in starting a business and building it into a successful business. Make it yourself.

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7.) Lead Generation

Do not wait until you have officially set off your company because without them your company will not be able to survive. Make the network. Make contacts. Make your contacts. Sell your goods or services or even give them away. Too soon you cannot begin marketing. For tips, see 10 affordable marketplaces for your small business and seven best places for customers.)

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8.) Ask help from experts

On the other hand, it does not mean that you have to be an expert on everything simply because you start a business. If you are not an accountant, hire one (or both) if you are not an accountant. If you have to write a contract and you are not a lawyer, hire one. (These tips may be useful) You’re going to waste more time and maybe money, in the long run, to do things yourself.

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9.) Be professional

All about you and your business methods must inform people that you are a serious professional. This means receiving all information, such as business cards, a telephone, and a business email address. Never the less, treat all your employee professionally.

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10. ) Secure legal permits, certificates and taxes

After that, unraveling a mess is much harder and costlier. Do you have to register your business? Do you have a GST or PST charge? Do you need worker compensation insurance or payroll taxes? How will your chosen form of corporate ownership affect your income tax? Learn your legal and fiscal responsibilities before starting your business and doing so.

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11. ) Utilize and maximize the use of Social Media

Social Media Marketing is the future generation of businesses. Cheap and very easy to do. Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn, etch have millions of users. Unlike Tv and radio ads, it is cheaper and could also be free. Read here for more details: How can social media marketing help your business

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12.) Hire a Virtual Assistant

Most small business owners and entrepreneurs have considered the question of whether or not to hire additional help. Whether you are just starting out, looking to expand, or simply need to become more organized and efficient, the need to delegate common administrative tasks is a typical problem. Read here for more details: Why do you need to hire a virtual assistant?

Follow these business tips, the start of your new business will be smooth, less stressful process and will take a long way to ensure that you continue to do business.

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How to Increase ROI

Return of investment (ROI) is a term that you often hear in connection with business and finance. The objective (of course) is to maximize the return on the money you spend. The implications of this concept go much deeper when you begin to consider time rather than money as your primary investment. Everything you do is a time investment. When you watch TV you are investing in entertainment. You have made a bad investment and received a poor return for your time when you watch a show that sucks.

Time is more valuable in many ways than money. You will always have the chance to make more money, but once you spend time, it’s gone forever. If you consider time as a commodity and all your actions as investments, it changes the way you make decisions every day.

We spend time in a variety of ways: work, eating, sleeping, exercise, fun, etc. These are all important things. When we invest too much in one area and not enough in another, we create problems. The key is to invest our time in a way that balances each of these areas perfectly and forms a productive and pleasant life.

How to invest our time is a tremendous task. Unlike businesses, there are no reference percentages or spreadsheets. We have experience and intuition to rely on. I’m far from a master, but these are some of the main principles that I use to guide my decision making.

1. Search for Multiple Positives

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An activity with a positive result in more than one area is a multiple positive. This is great for ROI since it multiplies returns and causes fewer losses. I work on this website as one of my many best positive things. It contributes to a small (and steadily rising) stream of revenue and builds abilities that I can use throughout my entire life, such as writing, web design, and networking.

Each person will have different positive effects, the important thing is to find those who work for you. An open source or personal project could be a multifaceted positive for a software developer. It can be just as easy as playing basketball, a fun game that is great exercise too. Areas, where different positive actions intersect, are key to finding multiple positive factors.

2. Avoid Multiple Negatives

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Multiple negatives, except the opposite, are identical with multiple positives. These activities undermine many areas of life. One of my favorite faults is to drink. That hurts me in three ways: the time spent is not productive; drinks are expensive, and it usually destroys the effect of staying late and hungry the next day. This is basically the worst possible scenario if I don’t have a good time.

You must never go out and have a good time, I’m not saying. We need socialization and excitement in order to be happy. My point is that the negative effect of our activities should never be reduced. I try to make that by keeping the amount I drink to a minimum and only go out when I know it’s nice. We are often caught in a bad investment pattern. Over time, the benefits are lost and most of what remains is negative, but we do this on an unusual basis. This can be prevented if our behavior is analyzed regularly. Does this investment still be good or is it time for a change?

3. Utilize the Power of Compunding

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I’m sure everybody understands the compound interest power reading this. You earn interest when you invest money. Then you begin to earn interest on the money you earned. This continues to compound over many years and ultimately leads to a huge amount of money. Time is the same concept. You put yourself in a position if you invest time by working hard when you’re young.

Many people of my age do not understand this, in fact, until just recently, I did not, or at least I did not. The main reason is that we are caught up in childish thinking. As a child, all you have to do is entertain you. You do not have to worry about your time because Mama and Daddy are there and usually happy to take care of you while you are out of trouble. Many young adults are traveling through college right now. Following graduation, we should immediately take on the mentality of the adult (and the responsibility to invest our time). A lot of people don’t get it, and every year they waste trying to extend the college days is an opportunity that can never be replaced.

Many think their time isn’t valuable when they don’t work, so they discard activities that have low investment returns and don’t build for the future. The truth is until you do, no one else will consider your time worthwhile. If you want to acquire the wealth to give your ideal lifestyle the freedom to live, begin to think of every choice as an investment. There’s no meaningless thing.

One mental model that can help you make better decisions is imagining that your life is a corporation and you’re the only employee. If you were the CEO of John Doe Incorporated and were obliged to maximize profit on behalf of investors, what would you make yourself do? You’ll find that this sort of analysis simplifies many decisions and increases return on investment.

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How to Launch your Business using Social Media

How to Launch your Business using Social Media

Things become exciting. You evaluated your product idea carefully and finally found a product to sell online. After you searched low and high, you found your supplier, ordered samples and found that they were better than you expected. You have finally placed an order for your initial inventory and are waiting for it. Now what?

Well, you still have a great deal of work to do because you are in the pre-start phase. It is a critical time for every online store because it sets the tone for your company. Welcome to your grinding. Social media is an excellent way to develop a new product or business idea. You must include social media in the mix if you want to start the best online business possible.

You will also need to use a number of platforms, including:
• Facebook
• Twitter
• LinkedIn
• Pinterest
• Instagram
• Quora
• Youtube

Create accounts on each site and choose the right platform to start with. Once you have done this and created a website, you want to start with a tactic that works very well: teaser campaigns.

  1. Create a campaign teaser

By nature, we are all curious. We want to know what’s going on around us and keep up to date with it all. If we are curious about something, we need to know more about it and find out what it is about. For this reason, teaser campaigns on the Internet or curious campaigns are excellent for attracting new users and launching new products.

The main goal of a teaser campaign is to create the curiosity of the user. Most of the time, such campaigns do not reveal the product, but always have a distinctive feature of the brand: typography, colors, style, etc.

Therefore, we can define an Internet teaser campaign as an advertising fragment that is often used as a foretaste of the main campaign and that usually provides minimal information in order to play with the mind and emotions and thus stimulates the curiosity of the users. It is an ideal tool for producing high expectations.

The good thing about Internet teaser campaigns is that they can be adapted to a communication platform of every kind. Social networks are very popular and also very cheap channel if you don’t have a large budget to start the campaign.

Basically, they are great campaigns for new products or services, because they can attract the attention of the customer and invite him or her to try something new. In addition, if the campaign is a good one and creates a good level of curiosity, it will spread among the users like wildfire.

2. Create your own Hashtags

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Hashtags will increase your visibility dramatically if you use them wisely. It can help you improve your e-marketing performance if your brand has its own hashtag that you use in your posts. Hashtags are an important part of all social media communication. If you have your own hashtag and it clicks, it will spread and more people will be reached by your brand. You have to make it your main business etiquette. Use it on every image you post. Feel free to use it in other social media too. When all your communication is marked with a particular hashtag, the chances that people like it and begin to use it in their own posts significantly increase.

Have you got a tagline? It’s a slogan? Now it’s your hashtag. If your name is sufficiently unique, turn it into a hashtag. Adweek has a great (and short) hashtag guide:

  • Brainstorming – The hashtag represents your brand, but it must be short and sweet as well. Think of some potential names, events, etc.
  • Research. Check whether it’s already in use. You want to build a community around your hashtag and begin fresh.
  • Promote. Write on all social media about your hashtag. Put it in your flyers and put it in your facility in a visible place.
  • Monitor. Use your hashtag to monitor what people tag and interact with them whenever it makes sense. Your community looks to you as the key communication pillar, so make sure that nothing goes unnoticed!

You will know how to make a decent personalized hashtag with these simple steps.

3. Create Count down for Giveaways and Prizes 

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So, you have encouraged users to visit your website and check your Cyber Monday deals, but how do you get them to buy once they arrive? A perfect way to get shoppers to hit the ” checkout ” button quickly is through countdowns to increase the sense of urgency. The shorter an item, the more people want it.

A clock that’s ticking down the minutes, like the one in the example below, is a visual cue that really gets shoppers moving.

You can easily add a countdown timer to your own e-commerce site using a tool like Shopify ‘s Hurrify-Countdown Timer. A plugin such as a Countdown Timer-Widget Countdown is a good option if your site is running on WordPress.

4. Regular Posting

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As a social media manager, you want the best outcome from every social media post. There’s a good time to post, a bad time, right?

You give your audience a reason to come back for more if you post consistently. They are used to regularly checking in. Consistent posting is a fundamental building block for an increasing audience. There is also an SEO impact (in terms of blog posts).

Google likes fresh content, regularly updating a blog is one factor that Google looks at. The more frequently you post, the more pages you index in Google. If these pages begin to rank in search engines, more traffic will be driven.

More posts = Organic traffic increased

Marketing Professionals have a term for posts that drive long-term traffic, they are called compounding posts. In essence, you create a post that adds real value to a large number of people (do keyword research before you write the post) and then keeps an eye on the SEO page while posting.

The result is that you have a chance to increase traffic with a single post over time. Regular posting and high-quality content is an excellent recipe for success.

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How to Have a Successful Business

You must be flexible and have good planning and organizational skills to succeed in your business today. Many people start a business thinking that they are going to turn on their computers or open their doors and make money just to find that making money in a business is much harder than they thought. In your business activities, you can avoid this by taking your time and planning all the steps you need to succeed.

Be Creative

Always be creative to find ways to improve your business and to distinguish it from the competition. Recognize that you don’t know everything and that you are open to new ideas and new approaches.

Sacrifice

Prepare for sacrifices It’s hard work to start a business, but after you open your doors, your work just started. In many cases, you have to spend more time than you would if you worked for someone else, which can mean that you spend less time with your family and friends.

Focus

The old saying, ” Rome wasn’t built in one day, ” applies here. Just because you start a business doesn’t mean that you will start making money immediately. It takes time to let people know who you are, so focus on your short-term objectives.

Consistency

Consistency is a key component in business profitability. You must always do what is necessary to be successful day in and day out. This creates positive long- term habits that will help you make money over the long term.

Be Organized

You need to be organized to be successful in business. Organization will help you complete your tasks and stay tuned. This is a good way to create a to-do list every day. Check it off your list once you complete each item. This ensures that you do not forget anything and that you complete all the tasks that are essential for your company’s survival.

Save Files

Maintain detailed records All successful companies maintain detailed records. By keeping detailed records, you will know where the company is and what potential challenges you might face. Just knowing that gives you time to develop strategies to meet these challenges.

Customer Satisfaction

Providing great service Many successful companies forget that it is important to provide excellent customer service. If you offer your customers better service, they will be more likely to come to you the next time they need something instead of going to your competition.

Analyze Market Competitors

Analyze your competitors for best results. You can’t fear studying and learning from your competitors to be successful. After all, they can do something right that you can do to make more money in your company.

Risk and Rewards

The key to your success is to take calculated risks to help your company grow. A good question to ask is ” What’s the downside? ” You know what the worst scenario is if you can answer this question. This knowledge enables you to take the calculated risks that can generate enormous benefits.

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Top 5 Self Improvement Tips That Will lead in 2019

Well, To me, Self-improvement is to cross yourself time by time. As a person, It’s so important to take care of your improvement. Therefore, Self-improvement is the one & only way to make you perfect.

Why Self Improvement?

If you are not happy with your current position & looking to do something better, then I must tell, you need self-improvement. It will give you both physical & mental pleasure. There is no doubt that for leading a happy life self-improvement is essential.

Today, I will share you top 5 self improvement tips.

1.Believe in Euphemism

Do you know what Euphemism means? Let me describe it with an example.

Suppose, you are walking in the street. Suddenly, A crow evacuates on you. Will you be angry? Nope. You should thank the Almighty as Almighty didn’t allow the cow to fly. Haha, seems funny? But it’s the main theme of Euphemism. It will let you think positive. You will get pleasure when you find yourself positive in every work. So, I think, It can be one of the best choices to practice euphemism for self-improvement.

2.Reduce Complains

You know what, complaining is equal to helpless. If you are complaining of everything, you are a helpless guy in some ways. Try to reduce the limit of complaining. It will make you believe yourself. Only complain to those things that really matter to you. Unless you reduce it, you can’t be a self -confident guy.

3.Don’t Blame Other

Many of us used to blame other without any reason. It harms a lot to their personality. It won’t a metric of your self-improvement. Rather It forces on your personality.

Always try to take responsibility for what you have done. Don’t blame others. It will make your personality in a positive way.

4.Learn The Best Way To Communicate

Well, if you can’t communicate well, you all improvements will go to in vain. For a better self-improvement strategy, you must be a good communicator. It will help you to express yourself. Remember, A smiling face can do a great thing.

So, always to try to make yourself a good communicator. It will help you in many ways that you can’t imagine.

5.Make yourself Trust Worthy

Don’t let others get the chance to untrust you. Always make people believing you. ‘ Trust is Love’. You must be trustworthy to make a build up your relationship. No relationship goes permanently without trust.

Therefore, being a trustworthy guy, you will get yourself confident & lead your life in a pleasant way.

So, here are the top 5 tips for you to improve yourself in 2019.

Everything You Need to Know about Being a Social Media Manager

Everything You Need to Know about Being a Social Media Manager

 
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A social media manager manages social media accounts for a company. This can include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest. They are responsible for growing and maintaining engagement by posting on different channels, analyzing metrics and optimizing media strategies. 

Social media managers are all about engagement, which means that their primary focus is to create social posts that will resonate with audiences across multiple platforms. Day-to-day, this involves staying on top of media trends and making sure that marketing messages are consistent across all channels. Another key part of the role is building a community around a brand.

For freelancers and agencies who provide social media services, having a proposal ready for your client should be an essential part of your workflow. 

The proposal is part of your sales process.

Vantage Point Performance and the Sales Management Association found that companies with a clearly defined sales process see 18% more revenue growth than companies that don’t.

What is a clearly defined sales process? It’s made up of stages, such as “prospecting” and “close.” It can resemble a pyramid, flowchart or even a circle.

Having a degree in Marketing or Communications will help you out immensely

Strong communication skills are essential in every industry, and one of the requirements you’ll most often see listed in job descriptions. This is because knowing how to communicate with your audience is a key factor to success  – from selling products to consumers to strengthening relationships with investors, clients, customers, and employees, as well as teaching, developing ideas and in many other aspects of a business.

Getting a degree in communications will allow you to package information to connect with diverse audiences effectively, with specific goals in mind. Graduates of communication degrees hold jobs at all levels in their respective companies – and in a wide spectrum of different domains.

Marketing is a discipline that guides companies as they develop products, target customers, set prices, develop a brand and choose distribution channels. A marketing plan includes tactics for communicating a company’s strategy, including public relations, advertising, social media, and promotions. In short, marketing can be considered business planning and strategy, while communications is the execution side of selling. 

You will always need to be careful about what you say on social media. Always.

 

Nowadays, social media are an important part of running a business. Most photographers use Facebook, Instagram, and other outlets to promote their business and build the audience – but few of them think about how their personal accounts can make them lose clients in an instant.

Just like the role of the media in informing, educating and entertaining we use social media no different from this role of media maybe unaware. It is important to be mindful of what we post or write on social media because it can have harmful consequences.

As we use Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Instagram and other social media in communicating with friends and acquaintances we should be careful as to what we write because we can find us in deep trouble unaware or not even meant for harm. Since we own these Apps maybe we feel entitled to use them in whatever way we feel which is okay as long we don’t harm anyone. Companies can sue individuals for defamation over a social media post to correct and cure harm done to the reputation of the company. Companies spend a lot of money on PR building the reputation of the company and they won’t let anyone damage that reputation just over a silly post made by an individual on social media. 

To many of us, social media are an outlet to express opinion and feelings. But remember: don’t complain about your clients, even on your private social media pages. Social networks are a sort of a “public space.” Even if you control who sees what on your personal accounts, there are always people who can share if you post something inappropriate. And it can ruin your business in no time.

Conclusion

The Social Media Manager is the voice of your company and should be included in all matters which are customer-facing. With almost every business needing to develop their online presence in order to participate in today’s hyper-connected consumer buying process, it’s in your best interests to hire the best and track their progress. Your online reputation and future sales depend on it.

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5 Skills Social Media Managers Should Nurture

5 Skills Social Media Managers Should Nurture

 
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Only 10 years ago the social media manager role was not even a job or a career. It didn’t exist. Facebook was barely a year old and was still just a way for people to connect to other students online. The term social media marketing wasn’t in the lexicon.

Fast forward a decade and every organization must have a social media manager, whether full time or part-time. They need to be like a juggler at a circus and keep a lot of balls up in the air and make them all land safely. It requires skillsets which means managing many moving parts. Technical, analytical, creative with a bit of project management thrown in.

It can mean being always on and keeping tabs on your community. It involves being creative as an artist but also learning to be the “data scientist”. In a digital age, the geeks may indeed inherit the earth.

So here are the skills a social media manager should nurture without much ado:

Visual Skills

Social media managers should develop a flair for conceptualizing and creating eye-catching images for social media posts and blog posts. If anything, visual trumps content in the social space. It’s a known fact that articles with images receive more views than those without. Even Tweets with images receive 18% more clicks over those without them. The same goes for Facebook. In fact, photo posts on Facebook get 120% more engagement over non-photo posts.

Further, quality images are central to platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram.

Customer Service Skills

When most business publications talk about customer service skills, things like “being a people person” tend to take the spotlight.

It’s not that this trait is outright wrong, but it’s so vague and generic that it’s hardly a help to anyone looking to get involved in support positions within a company, and it certainly doesn’t help out entrepreneurs/founders who are looking for the right set of skills when hiring the all-important folks who will be taking care of their customers. 

Content Skills

With more and more social media platforms thronging the social media space, grabbing user attention has become a real challenge that brands need to master by gaining mastery over content.

So, if you are looking to make a career in social media, first find out what sort of content works in different social media channels and then implement them accordingly. Some of the checkpoints you need to be careful about include: No grammar errors. No spelling errors. All in all, you need to have good command over the language.

In short, you need to convey your ideas clearly in writing. For more ideas on social media content, get in touch with top content marketing companies, directly.

Social media space is flooded with all sorts of content. So, it’s not easy for brands to grab the eyeballs of the users’ in the social media space. Meaning, brands really need to think hard in terms of coming up with great content that resonates with the users. Images of cats and dogs might work sometimes, not always. You need to experiment. Provide value. Content, in every sense, should inform, entertain, save money, inspire and more.

Advertising Skills

Advertising is always present, though people may not be aware of it. In today’s world, advertising uses every possible media to get its message through. It does this via television, print (newspapers, magazines, journals etc), radio, press, internet, direct selling, hoardings, mailers, contests, sponsorships, posters, clothes, events, colors, sounds, visuals and even people (endorsements).

The advertising industry is made of companies that advertise, agencies that create the advertisements, media that carry the ads, and a host of people like copy editors, visualizers, brand managers, researchers, creative heads and designers who take it the last mile to the customer or receiver. A company that needs to advertise itself and/or its products hires an advertising agency. The company briefs the agency on the brand, its imagery, the ideas and values behind it, the target segments and so on. The agencies convert the ideas and concepts to create the visuals, text, layouts, and themes to communicate with the user. After approval from the client, the ads go on air, as per the bookings are done by the agency’s media buying unit.

SEO Skills

SEO is now considered a basic skill, not the more technical aspects, but a good solid understanding should be a pre-requisite. Search engine optimization, as well as social media and the ability to write good copy, are considered fundamental skills and have grown increasingly important within the last few years. 

If you take for instance the importance of content marketing efforts within companies, it’s vital for everyone in that company to have an appreciation of all the different skill sets required to make it work. Companies are also much more likely to hire you if you have a broader knowledge, as less and fewer roles require just one specific skill set.

Wrapping Up

While you might not need to be proficient in every single area mentioned above, being good at a few of them would make you a great social media manager and a valuable asset to your company.

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Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray is a Filipino-Australian television host, singer, model, and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018 and Miss World Philippines 2016. Gray represented the Philippines in Miss World 2016, taking placement at Top 5

Born: January 6, 1994 (age 24 years), Cairns, Australia
Height: 5′ 10″
Education: Berklee College of Music
Parents: Normita Ragas Magnayon, Ian Gray
Nationality: Philippine, Australian
Titles: Miss World Philippines 2016, Binibining Pilipinas 2018

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The Millionaire Mindset

Mindsets that will help you grow your business

Stepping up from solo-preneur to a successful businessman requires a “Millionaire Mindset”. We always have this dream of being a Millionaire but it requires more skills, knowledge, hard work and mindset. But what if I told you that the wealth that you’ve been dreaming off is already at your fingertips? You, your self alone is the best asset on how to become a millionaire, you only need to learn to become the most effective you. Maximize your potential earnings and realize that your dream of being a millionaire will only happen if you make and take the right actions.

You can even earn more than what you are expecting if you adopt these habits of successful online entrepreneurs

1. Mindset

Successful entrepreneurs are not on top because of luck! They all started from the bottom, the only reason why they are on top is Mindsetting. Entrepreneurs are very optimistic and they know that the best things will happen in the long run. They are determined to succeed despite all the obstacles against them. Their interpretation for “NO” is “Not right now”. They take a different path but still have the same goal.

2. Fearless

Entrepreneurs are fearless when it comes to taking risks. It doesn’t mean that they are blinded by the consequences but their goal is greater than their fear. They know their responsibilities and know how deep they will fall for uncalculated risks but this will not stop them from achieving their goals. When many people are afraid of trying new things or being embarrassed, successful entrepreneurs are researching fearful situations. They plan and develop game plans then jump into taking advantage of the opportunities.

3. Time Management

Successful entrepreneurs have awesome time management skills. They know that they will be productive if they plan and schedule ahead of time. They know how to immediately respond to their customers. Every entrepreneur starts with small-scale business and they know how to schedule responsibilities like marketing, accounting functions, operation works, promotions, and outsourcing for raw materials. They schedule their time wisely and which includes lots of phone calls prospecting, servicing customers, and performing day to day tasks. Every minute counts.

4. Use technological Tools.

Successful entrepreneurs are always updated when it comes to technology trends. They always take advantage of technology trends to achieve full business potentials like Social Media, Blogs, SEO, Virtual Assistants, Computers, Gadgets, Softwares and so much more. Successful entrepreneurs use all the tools of the trade.

5. Continues Learning

Successful entrepreneurs never stop learning. They are always open for opportunities to learn more and more each day. The world today is changing rapidly each day. Entrepreneurs never stop studying business trends, marketing, advertisement, lead generation, and outsourcing. As the world evolves it opens a lot of opportunities which gives an advantage to entrepreneurs because it is easier now to advertise and market products.

6. Communication Skills

Social media and internet are awesome tools but it is lacking human relationship and interactions. Successful entrepreneurs are masters of face to face communication. They know when to provide and present their products. They prefer physical and face to face interactions rather than emails and phone conversation for new business deals. That’s why you will find successful entrepreneurs attending trade shows, conferences, chamber of commerce meetings and social events. They will initiate a conversation and provide the full advantage of a product before they introduce it as their own business product. Some people are afraid or shy to do presentations or communicate with their prospective clients but successful entrepreneurs will always stand proud to present their products.

7. Resilience

In spite of being hopeful and valiant, fruitful business people realize firsthand that there are times when they will, metaphorically, get thumped down. Individuals will put down their thoughts, and rivals will take their clients or items. Indeed, even relatives may question when the following “payday” is coming.

Notwithstanding when looked with genuine snags, cash hardships, and annihilations, these intrepid business people will skip back. Frequently, this occurs again and again. However, they will in any case furrow forward, steadfast by the difficulties they experience. This never surrender disposition is the thing that really separates business visionaries from the group.

Whenever you are asking why different business people are more fruitful than you, search inside yourself. These characteristics are disciplines that are achievable with an alteration of outlook and frame of mind. When you acknowledge the test of these orders, you’ll see staggering outcomes. Truth be told, you will rapidly observe that you can acquire more when you receive the 7 propensities for fruitful online business people.

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How to Boost Your Web Traffic

Tips to help you grow traffic

The internet has opened a lot of new doors and opportunities to businesses today. It is leveraging people from around the world with great deal of opportunities. Nowadays, a subject matter expert can either provide quality writing services or start a blog and make money. With understand on how SEO works and how search engines rank your website, a blogger can rank higher in search results and generate a potential good money. Below are some helpful tips you need to follow and abide.

Quality content

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Your website is nothing without quality content. It will get nowhere with search engine rankings if you don’t have quality content. Quality content does not merely means perfect grammar, correct spelling and informative content but more of keyword density. It is an important search engine matrix. A keyword density is defined by the number of times your keyword appears in a 100 word article. Spread the keyword sporadically throughout your website’s content and you will see a spick in traffic from search engines. Try to maintain at least 1.5% to 2% keyword density in all of your articles and blogs.
Also, add meta description to your every article on your website. It can do wonders, it will allow search engines to understand the article better and know about the topic of the article.

Create quality backlinks

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A backlink is counted when website A links to website B. Search engines recognize when one website links to another and therefore considers that website more worthy of appearing within your search results. You don’t have to have hundreds of backlink pointing towards your site, a few quality backlinks can do the trick and drive incomparable traffic. Choose powerful domains for such domains can increase the domain authority of your site with leaps and bounds, helping you to receive more traffic and helping you rank better.

Write long posts

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Today, millions of people are trying to be at the top rank for the same keyword, thus making it more difficult for the search engines to discern the best articles. You can help search engines by writing longer posts. It doesn’t mean that bloggers will have to manipulate and write fluffy stuff and expect to land the first page. It means writing an informative article and include as many information as you can. A study says that articles with 1900+ words have a higher chance of ranking on the first page.

Receive reviews

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There are a lot of factors involved in search rankings, customer reviews can be a strong signal to search engines. Receiving reviews from your customers can improve your search engine ranking. Like it or not, people trust reviews. SEO rankings have long been known to be influenced by click-through rates. Reviews play a vital part with click-through rates, especially if you’re generating glowing reviews regularly. By enticing clicks with high ratings, you’ll likely to see a boost in rankings too.

Spy on your competitors

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If you are not ranking on the first page even if you have tried writing good content, longer posts with proper keyword density and added a meta description, then it’s time to do some smart work. Start spying on your competitors with the help of some professional tools. This way, you will identify the keywords they are ranking for. You will also come to understand the varied methods they are using to rank. Use the spied information for making changes on your website. Target those keywords with longer content with proper keyword density and you will a drastic change in your web traffic.

3 Internal Motivations You Need to Achieve Everything You’ve Ever Wanted

3 Types of Internal Motivation to Achieve Everything You’ve Ever Wanted

Have you ever wanted something so bad, but could never achieve it? Many times, it boils down to motivation. So if want to learn how to motivate yourself so you can begin achieving your goals and being a better you, keep on reading.

Internal motivation, or intrinsic motivation, is the driving force behind your thoughts and choices regarding your career, hobbies, relationships, and other activities. It doesn’t concern itself with outside influences or external factors. Instead, internal motivation is centered on your personal desires and needs. If you’re looking for an effective way to stay motivated and create lasting change, then consider changing your focus. Try looking within.
Internal motivation occurs when you act upon your impulses without the need for external rewards, such as money or recognition. These actions are, instead, inspired by happiness, exploration, or knowledge. It could be a hobby, like gardening, or it could be a fulfilling career, such as teaching.
When you pursue an activity for the sheer joy of it, you’re doing so because you’re intrinsically motivated. You engage in the activity simply because you choose to. It means something to you. And that, in itself, can be its own reward.
Below are the 3 different types of internal motivation you can start using today:

1. The Desire to Win

In every competition, whether it is E-sports, The Olympics, Business competition, Sports, or even War, in order to be successful, every contender must exhibit the desire to win. It is this desire to win that must be translated into determination and performance. This determination to win would translate into perseverance and hard work, which is why many players devote time, effort, and even money to achieve such a goal of winning. People often say winning isn’t everything, but when it comes to competition and sportsmanship winning is everything! Without the desire to win to some degree, it’s near impossible for one to achieve the highest “medal” attainable, assuming that the competition is fierce. It is the desire to win, that allows competitors to beat all odds and overcome obstacles despite the temporary defeat. This desire to win often inspires and initiates perseverance through adversity in any competition. This desire to win, the true spirit of competition, is what one needs in any competition.
In a competitive environment, a person’s needs to have the desire to win by being attuned to the competition around them. Being aware of the surrounding competition helps to amplify one’s desire to win! One could say that the fierceness of the competition often directly impacts how much one really wants to win, which could push them to new heights in progression! This awareness of the competition around oneself would allow one to grow their desire of winning and thus allow one to set realistic goals towards the ultimate goal of winning a competition. One must also account for whether or not they want to win in the long-term or short-term. In order for one to win when the competition is fierce, one must exhibit a desire to win greater than that of other competitors. Whoever wants to win the most, WILL win! Willpower is such a strong force when it comes to winning.

The desire to win goes hand-in-hand with willpower. Willpower is the desire to overcome adversity and beat all obstacles. Willpower inspires perseverance and initiates progression in a competitor’s skill which can be emphasized through a competitor’s willingness to go through intense training so that one day he or she may bring home the “gold medal.” And striving to bring home the gold is a physical embodiment of the desire to win. In a fierce and real competition, players play mainly to WIN, not just for amusement. It is by having a strong desire to win that players can use willpower to focus heavily on the main objective of the game and work on constantly perfecting a skill, reaction time, and even mental stamina. The desire to win is a powerful driving force is applied in a healthy and purposeful way, thus driving healthy competition in the process.

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill

2. Purpose

Motivation itself is not an emotion but it is the purpose of all emotions, meaning that all emotions serve to motivate us to perform some kind of action. All emotions give us energy so that we can act and the willingness to act is motivation.
Behind every action, there is a motive

And behind every motive is a need. Needs are the essential triggers of motivation. Whether it be a physiological need; like the need to have food (hunger) or a social need; like the need to be accepted, a need is what induces motivation in us and drives most of our behavior. You can’t have motivation without a need and you can’t have action without motivation.

We all have needs, no doubt about that, but we all don’t have the same level of motivation to fulfill those needs. Those who do have some amount of motivation may not be motivated enough to take actions to fulfill their needs. These are types of people that usually seek motivation. They’re trying to increase their motivation level so that it reaches a threshold where they’re forced to act.
Unfortunately, many motivation-seekers keep looking for motivation forever without understanding that the sole purpose of motivation is action. Their efforts at increasing their motivation are nullified if they forget the most important part- action.

Then there are others who are highly motivated but don’t just stay that way but rather utilize their motivational energy to take powerful actions. They are the ones who succeed in fulfilling their needs and desires.

3. Mastery

This type of motivation – to become competent in one’s environment – is known as mastery motivation. While mastery motivation is shaped by experience, the desire to become competent and to continue to learn remains an important influence for many individuals.
At its core, Mastery is a simple process accessible to all of us. But before you start down the path, you need to bring two traits to the table: the relentless ability to focus deeply on a subject and a strong desire to learn.
The reason mastery of a specific craft or multiple skills is so important is because once again, it’s never ending. There isn’t a point in your journey where you can completely master something because there’s always another level to reach. With all of the internal motivators especially mastery, it becomes difficult for other people around you to understand why you work so hard. Nonetheless, being motivated this way typically means the person has no real love for what they do because if they did love what they do, the real satisfaction would come from some internal driver like winning, getting better at their craft or working on towards their purpose every single day.

“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” – Yogi Bhajan

Once you change not only your level of desire but also the kind of desire, you completely change the game of success for yourself because now you’re in a position where you actually want to work hard. You don’t have to feel like working hard or getting up early is a chore and I guarantee once you start to find powerful internal motivators, you’ll be surprised how much and how hard you want to work towards achieving your goals.

4 Tips on How to Embrace Change

4 tips how to embrace change

Look around you, everything is constantly changing – your body, friends, family, culture, policies, society, technology, weather, etc. For some, the idea of change is terrifying for it usually involves risk and loss, possibly of something big and someone that really matters to you like your house, job, friends, family etc.

In order to live your life, the best way, you need to be open-minded, accept and embrace change. Change is inevitable, do not resist it. That way, life gets easier. So here are a few tips on how to deal with change and how to embrace it:

Positive response

We all have personal issues and events in our lives that may make or break you. It is your response to that event and not the event itself that determines the outcome of your experience.

You can’t change the events that already happened or will happen. There are things you can’t control. You can’t stop the rate of technological change happening in the world. The internet, smartphones, Uber, Amazon, banks, Bitcoin and social media platforms like facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram are some of the changes we witnessed and have happened. Global warming, floods, droughts, earthquakes, massive layoffs, mass shootings, terrorist attacks, cyber attacks, and the rise of nationalism and populist leaders are all events that represent change.

There’s nothing much we can do about these events. But you can change your response to them and ensure that the end result and the outcome are as positive as possible. Let’s say you lose your job. You can either blame yourself for not being good enough while lying in your couch mindlessly watching tv or choose to use your free time in developing new skills and expertise. Things happened for a reason, there is a gift in it. You will always have control over how you choose to respond to things and events.

“Every negative event contains the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

Positive outcome

Your mind is very powerful. Believe that it is possible to create positive outcomes no matter what change is happening around you. Always believe that what you want is possible. It is true that most of our beliefs were fed to us when we were children but you have the power to choose to believe a more empowering belief simply by choosing it. You can do this with so many available new techniques like EFT, Sedona Method, Heart Freedom Method and the like. So, when you find yourself faced with a big change that makes you feel overwhelmed or scary, stop and take the time to imagine the best possible outcome that could result from that change – and then simply choose to believe that you have what it takes to make that vision a reality.
Because you do!


“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

Act it

Always see yourself as a survivor, a kind of person who can easily and successfully adapt to any kind of change and then act it. The way you walk, talk, dress, thoughts you think and how you interact with other people. Ask yourself, “What kind of person do I need to be in order to achieve the best possible outcome?” What thoughts do I need to think? What pictures do I need to visualize? How do I need to behave and what do I need to do? And then start showing up as that person now.

Face your fears

Allow yourself to acknowledge and experience whatever fears show up along the way, and then take actions on it. It is scary when we you are faced with big changes and you need to a big leap into the unknown. But entering into unknown territory doesn’t mean that it’s bad. It could be the best thing that’s ever happened to you. And if you approach it as such, you greatly increase the likelihood that it will be the best thing that’s ever happened to you. Allow yourself to feel the fear and don’t let it stop you. Take one small step after another into the unknown and you will be surprised at how quickly the path forward will become clear to you, and entirely achievable.

“Change is the only constant in life.” – Heraclitus

The Retirement City of the Philippines

The Retirement City of the Philippines

Dumaguete is the capital and largest city in the Philippines province of Negros Oriental. It is named as one of the best places in the world to retire in, as per Forbes, Internation living, Overseers Index and many more. Dumaguete is one of the most peaceful City in the Philippines. It is also named “the city of gentle people”. The Philippine Retirement Authority scored 87.48 percent to Dumaguete which make it the number one Retirement City in the Philippines.

As a travel blogger, I did not miss the chance to witness how beautiful Dumaguete City is. That’s why I traveled to Dumaguete riding my motorcycle last January of 2017.

It was a very awesome experience going to Dumaguete from the province of Cebu. I traveled 2 hours going to Liloan Port, Santander, Cebu. I departed around 10pm and we arrived at our destination past midnight. It was my 1st time so I was a bit shocked when I heard that it will only cost you 300 pesos bringing your motorcycle in Dumaguete and take note that is back and fort already. The people from Cebu port Authorities were also very approachable and kind. They will help you with your questions and will give you directions if it is your first time going to Negros or Dumaguete. Maayo Shipping Line was also very accommodating to their passengers and people who have vehicles with them. I definitely recommend them and would love to go back there if I will be given a chance.

It was already January of 2017 but the cold breeze and the presence of Christmas from 2016 was still covering the whole province of Negros and Dumaguete City. I witnessed how beautiful the City was during the night. It was totally different from all the other provinces in the Philippines. The lights and traffic signs are all over the province. You will never experience or feel any danger in traveling to Dumaguete.

It took us another 2 hours from the port of San Jose, Negros Oriental going to Dumaguete City because we enjoyed the view and we took a lot of pictures. It was around 1am the beautiful City of Sibulan was bright like a star in the night. Witness yourself how beautiful and safe Negros Oriental at Night.

It was around 2am when we arrive at Dumaguete City. We love the cold ocean breeze. There were vendors at the boulevard and people are safely and freely walking around the City. You will witness how safe and happy the people of Dumaguete living a simple but prosperous life.

One of the best parts of this travel was the food. Street food in the boulevard is awesome. They have the best ever streetfoods in the whole Philippines. And there are a lot, tempura, halo-halo, baked-rice, quail eggs, and the best ever Sans Rival and Sylvanas. The food is delicious and cheap. 

My overall experience in Dumaguete and the Province of Negros Oriental was amazing. This was the only place I went were I never experience and feel danger walking or driving my bike. I will defitely go back here on 2019 since I’ve missed a lot of place like The 4 watch towers, marine sanctuary, and the very beautiful apo island.

I’ll just share some of the photos here. I hope you guys enjoyed my story as much as I enjoyed Dumaguete City.

Credits to my travel buddy : Larae

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photos and videos of our dumaguete trip

Our next Destinations once we go back to Dumaguete are the following:

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Apo Island credits to: The bella Travelista
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Source: Mizpah Calomadre

Effective Business Presentation Tips

Effective business presentation tips

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For more leads and sales, better learners’ retention, or for whatever reason you may have, it is a must to have the best and most effective presentation. In business, it is critical to prepare and have an effective delivery, for it may lead to more sales, close important deals, and higher revenue. Below are some important notes to take in order to give an effective business presentation:

Connect with your audience

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Your presentation must fit your audience and the occasion. Formal for high profile clients and lighter when presenting to friends, students and the like. To best connect with your audience, you can animate your presentation by putting in popular quotes and recent viral news. You can also engage your audience by asking them questions. Personalize your presentation that would best fit to the interests of your audience.

Frame a story and paint a picture

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Pick the best images and visuals, especially those recent online viral pictures in your presentation. Connect those great images to your story about your business, products and or services. It will leave a longer impression to the minds of your audience. Visuals are great and easily shared in any of our social media platforms. Convey your thoughts clearly by putting relevant content in your presentation. Create a flow in your audience’s mind: Opening (get audience attention), Body (substance and purpose) and Closing (main points and highlights).

Great content

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Put all content that matters in your presentation, but be concise and not too wordy. Make sure content will appear to your audience’s interests and engagement. When you present, do emphasize, ask questions and elaborate more on the topic discussed. To give more emphasis, you can use charts and graphs based on historical data and statistics. Ensure it is align to the purpose of your presentation. Make all words, information and graphs easy to understand by your audience.

You are the presentation

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You are the subject matter expert here, so stand up straight and sound confident in your presentation. Be mindful of your body language so that you will convey expertise and confidence to your audience.
Practice if need be, either in front of your mirror or with someone. Be knowledgeable of the subject, information and data that you will be presenting. And when you are presenting, dress appropriately, have a clear voice, pleasant tone and put emphasis on the most important topics.

How to Improve Time Management to be Successful

Self-Improvement tips on time management to be more successful

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To be successful, one of the skills you should have is effective time management. To be able to reach your goals, you need to manage time well, please see below for some easy tips:
Plan ahead
It is so much easier to optimize and prioritize tasks if you plan your time in advance. Depending on your need and personality, you can do it daily, weekly or even longer time management plans. Better to create your daily planner or simple to do list in advance, like a day before you start your shift.

Don’t procrastinate

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Whether the reason is poor self-care or psychological factors, procrastination is a result of poor time management. Once you have the action items laid out, act on it without any delay. It requires a conscious effort to do all the things you can today and say no to activities that is just a waste of your time and drag down your productivity.

Set your priorities

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Set priorities ahead of time, not everything needs to be done right away. Identify your priorities, start with what’s more important and urgent and then work your way down to the least urgent and important.

The art of delegation

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Once you’re done prioritizing, you can start delegating some tasks that don’t need that much attention and or tasks that require skill sets you do not possess. Also, please set proper expectations and clear instructions to the person who will be working on those assigned tasks.

Monitor your time

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Time and motion will always give us analytics on how productive and how much productivity was lost or gain, pointing patterns and opportunities that you can work on right away to gear away from lost time.

Time is a great equalizer of time. We all have the same amount of time as the next person, regardless of race, religion, economic status etc. It’s not how much time you do have but it’s how effectively you manage your time. Use it wisely.

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How Retailers can Choose the Best Business Services Provider

How Retailers can Choose the Best Business Services Provider

 
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Opening a new business can be a daunting process for any individual. From selecting the right location to securing the inventory, the process involves layers of intricacy that helps in determining the success. Among different aspects of opening a new account, lays another important aspect, i.e., selecting a business service provider. With numerous best online business services to choose from, people get overwhelmed with the options. It is essential to choose the right service provider to avoid any complexity in the future. 

Though the credit card processing industry is difficult to understand initially, the business owners need to research a lot to find the right credit card processor for your business. Since every company charges a different amount for every transaction, your decision can have significant consequences for the success of a business.

Business Services Provider Facts

As the owner of a business, you need the facts on merchant services. Businesses that accept payment from clients via credit or debit card work with a merchant services provider. So what should you expect from your business service provider, and how do you know you have the payment solution that’s right for your business?

  • They allow you to accept credit and debit cards
  • They help you meet and maintain security standards
 

Meeting Security Guidelines of the Payment Card Industry

The PCI Standard is mandated by the card brands and administered by the payment card industry security standards council. The standard was created to increase controls around cardholder data to reduce credit card fraud. Validation of compliance is performed annually, either by an external Qualified Security Assessor or by a firm-specific Internal Security Assessor that creates a Report on Compliance for organizations handling large volumes of transactions, or by Self-Assessment Questionnaire for companies handling smaller volumes. 

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) was then formed and these companies aligned their individual policies to create the PCI DSS. MasterCard, American Express, Visa, JCB International, and Discover Financial Services established the PCI SSC in September 2006 as an administration/governing entity which mandates the evolution and development of PCI DSS. Independent/private organizations can participate in PCI development after proper registration. Each participating organization joins a particular SIG (Special Interest Group) and contributes to the activities which are mandated by the SIG.

The intentions of each were roughly similar: to create an additional level of protection for card issuers by ensuring that business meets minimum levels of security when they store, process, and transmit cardholder data.

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How to Choose the Best Business Service Provider

Choosing a business service provider can be confusing but with the right information, you can make a wise, informed decision.

  1. Find a provider with a proven track record.
  2. Investigate technical support options.
  3. Make sure the rates are reasonable.
  4. Consider the specific needs of your business.
  5. Make sure that your monthly processing volume is not capped.

Understand what will fit best for your retail business

How do you determine what merchandise is right for your store? How do you know if the vendor you’ve chosen will prove to be beneficial in the long run? What standards have you put in place to judge whether the merchandise you buy will be what customers want?

 

Consumers are no longer solely concerned just with the price point. Purchase decisions are now being made with more factors at play, things such as brand differentiation, reputation, and customer-centric return policies. But it’s hard to read a customer’s mind, and it’s also a challenge for retailers to figure out where they fit when compared with their competition. Especially for retailers just starting out, it may feel like a lot of decisions are made on guesswork or instinct. Market research can remove much of that uncertainty, by helping you understand your industry, your target customer, your competition, and your product. And when you understand all that, your chances of success are a lot greater.

Do your due diligence when choosing a merchant services provider

Thinking innovation is a must. Review the ratings and potentials of your business services provider and see what providers are getting the best reviews from their recent clients. Comprehend the service charges and fees upfront. 
 

Last, you need to get all the service charges and fees on the table to make the best decision for your business

If you are a newly established business, the budget may fall short and a secret fee or two could be a budget-buster. Convey with potential business services provider and guarantee you know the fee structure before signing on the dotted line.
 
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Conclusion

Choosing the best business services provider is really important to your retail business, whether you are managing an online e-commerce store, or opening a small business in your community. If you understand what you’re doing and know how to minimize the risks and challenges, the independence, personal satisfaction and financial rewards you can achieve as an entrepreneur mean that starting a small business could be the best decision you’ll ever make.

Guts, Resilience, Initiative, Tenacity (GRIT) VS Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You’re Trying To Become Successful

 
 

What’s the best predictor of success? IQ, talent, luck?

Nope. It’s ‘grit,’ more than anything else.

It is the ability to persist in something you feel passionate about and persevere when you face obstacles. This kind of passion is not about intense emotions or infatuation. It’s about having direction and commitment. When you have this kind of passion, you can stay committed to a task that may be difficult or boring.  

Grit is also about perseverance. To persevere means to stick with it; to continue working hard even after experiencing difficulty or failure.  

Research indicates that the ability to be gritty—to stick with things that are important to you and bounce back from failure—is an essential component of success independent of and beyond what talent and intelligence contribute. 

Grit is important because it is a driver of achievement and success, independent of and beyond what talent and intelligence contribute. Being naturally smart and talented are great, but to truly do well and thrive, we need the ability to persevere. Without grit, talent may be nothing more than unmet potential. It is only with effort that talent becomes a skill that leads to success. Without grit, talent may be nothing more than unmet potential. So how can you measure grit? One way was a “deceptively simple” test called a Grit Scale, which asks how much you self-identify with statements such as “I am a hard worker” to “New ideas and projects sometimes distract me from previous ones.”

Beyond IQ, talent, and whatever else has any kind of effect on anything, what most affects your ability to achieve your goals is grit. Grit is a combination of passion and perseverance, a belief that failure can be overcome. It’s a willingness to conquer challenges, instead of avoiding them.

The only person that can really push you a little bit further in life is yourself.

Grit is both a trait and a skill. Grit is that mix of passion, perseverance, and self-discipline that keeps us moving forward in spite of obstacles. Grit says, “I’ve got this.”

You can develop your capacity for grit. Your response to a challenging situation is more important the obstacle you face. Ryan Holiday says “obstacle is the way”. And you need grit to push through the obstacle every time you face a challenge.

Dr. Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseveranceis the best-known researcher of grit, and she defines Grit as: “working strenuously toward challenges, maintaining effort and interest over years despite failures, adversity, and plateaus in progress.”

Tenacity matters so greatly because, as she explains, “effort counts twice.”

The emerging science of grit is teaching us a lot about why some people redouble their efforts when the rest of us are heading for the door. The ability to stick with and pursue a goal over a long period is an important indicator of achieving anything worthwhile in life. Grit is a better indicator of success than talent. No matter how talented you think you are, if you don’t put in the work, it will amount to nothing.

Grit begins with a growth mindset. If you strongly believe in the science of human growth in mindset, you have a greater chance of cultivating your grit over time. That belief alone can give you the perspective you need to stick with something even when the process is difficult. What can you do in small ways every day that would make it easy to take the necessary steps to pursue your life-long goals? Perseverance and resilience have a lot to do with success than you think.

Grit is essential for your success in life, but it is not attractive. Grit requires sacrifice: embrace the challenge! It’s going to get hard, right? It’s going to be difficult and you are going to want to give up. And some people, a lot of people, will. The act of becoming a master at your craft takes a lot of purposeful practice. You will experience messy frustration. Motivation will ebb and flow, but you can only improve when you commit to constant practice. You will make tons and tons of mistakes in the process. Making mistakes and failing is normal — in fact, they’re necessary.

Embrace the long repetitive process to get better. Grit takes time, and many people aren’t giving it. The cost of being the best and pushing towards meaningful work takes a lot of sacrifices. Many people are not ready for that. But the whole point here is that the positive mindset needed to get to the long-term goal can be developed over time. You can maintain the effort and interest need to finish hard. Sometimes you have to let go of something good to grasp something great. The tendency not to abandon tasks in the face of obstacles builds the resilience you need to succeed in life.

So always remember: Be proud of your work. And never quit trying.

Cultivate your grit and push yourself further outside your comfort bubble. And remember what Ryan Holiday said, “The obstacle is the way”.

How to Gain Confidence in 3 Easy steps

Gaining confidence through these 3 easy steps

Confidence is a life changer, it can really make the difference between success and failure.
Good news! Confidence can be learned, step by step. The following steps is important, like building a path, in helping us gain confidence and make the most of our lives:

Self-Perception

The way we look, sound and act reassure our confidence level that we are acting in a way that exudes self-confidence on the outside. We need to deal with any distracting habits, awkward body movements or strange facial expressions. Learning to change how we see ourselves helps us find our hidden strengths, or improve weaknesses we didn’t know we had, to get along better in life.
Accurate self-perception is a necessary component of self-improvement by is simply being aware of who we are, what we’re like, and what we’re capable of.
Adjusting our self-perception comes down to being honest with ourselves. Recognizing our weak points helps us identify when we need help. Acknowledging our strengths can give us the courage to assert ourselves even when we don’t feel like we have and deserve to.

Staying Positive

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In everything that we do, especially when we start building our paths, we will always encounter some roadblocks. They will try to stop us from moving forward. It’s essential that we deal with these confidence killers first. These are negativity, low self-esteem, and self-doubt.
We can all be positive for an hour, a day or even a week but staying positive all the time is hard. It involves our brain to be trained how to recognize, react and deal with negative thoughts. It’s important to eliminate negative thoughts before they will take out control and eat up our confidence.
When we feed our minds with positive affirmations and thoughts, we develop a more positive attitude and personality. We enjoy greater self-esteem and learn how to be confident.

Good communication skills

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With the right mindset, we are now ready to move forward along the path. Good communication skills are an essential step in gaining confidence, both listening and speaking.
Effective communication skills aren’t just about cultivating a powerful message, it’s also about being a careful and considerate listener. Becoming a more confident speaker takes time and practice. It’s a skill that must be curated over time, be patient, be kind to yourself, and work at it, bit by bit, day by day.
Learning to have better communication skills boost our confidence plus, it will help us have better engagement and relationships with others.

Allow confidence and courage to grow upon ourselves through our attitude and actions. Put ourselves out there, and make great things happen.

What is Budgeting?

Budget is an estimated revenue and expenses over a specified time. It is evaluated and forecasted on a periodic basis. A budget can be made for a person, family, group of people, business, organization, government or anything else that makes and spends money. 

Why is Budgeting Important?

•Budgeting helps you reach your goals
You’ll be able to prioritize the things that are most important to you. This may be finishing college, investing for a business, house, family, etc. 

•Budgeting helps you save money
When you budget your income, you forecast your spending which helps you prioritize the most important payable for the period. It is advised that you deduct your savings first before your payables.

•Budgeting helps you stop overspending
It limits you to spend money on things that are less important or unnecessary. You focus on limiting and decreasing your spending limit. You also eliminate unnecessary expenses like uber, gym, cable tv, etc.

Budgeting keeps your mind healthy
Once you forecast and categorize your spending, you become wise. You prevent your self from worrying about future problems. You become prepared for things that are scheduled and not. You have a budget for an emergency and you have a savings or investment for your future.

Budgeting increases your mental sharpness
Budgeting helps you become flexible. You’ll be able to forecast, prioritize, categorize or even limit your budget. It helps you think how to decrease each payable. Like electricity bill, you switch off or unplug electronic devices or anything that uses electricity when not being used.

Budgeting helps you create a better future
Budgeting helps you control your money. It helps you decrease your spending and increase your savings. You limit your spending on things you don’t need. It helps save and invest for your future.

Budgeting is very simple. You can do it by getting the percentages of your income to cover your expenses, savings, and bills. You simply track the money that you spend by categorizing, listing and prioritizing. You may decide to switch. minimize, limit, increase or decrease each category depending on your income. 



How to Run a Profitable Web-based Company

Tips on running a profitable web-based company

According to online business experts, only 10% of online-based business succeed after five years, not bigger than that. To ensure that your business is part of this small percentage, internet startups need to be aware of the various ways that can help them stay afloat and or be more successful for many years to come. Here’s some ways to ensure your company is useful online:

Solid value proposition

You have to let the prospective customers see the value they are getting when they buy your products and or services. The value that the customers will derive from making a purchase should be very evident as soon as they will interact with your website. Most of the times, the information provided on the landing page will make the customers continue to go through the site and make a decision to buy.

Excellent customer service

In today’s economic climate, the customer is more in charge than ever before. A quality product is simply not enough, you need to provide a great customer experience. And customers are looking for a great customer experience from the moment they discover your business online. Ensure that everyone from your team is well trained in customer service and always available both day and night to give feedback to inquiries.

Online marketing

The growth of a web-based business is determined by its ability to attract new customers and retain loyal customers. Putting a marketing campaign is important, leaving an online footprint in every possible online marketing avenues and web traffic increase pages. It is also equally important that you provide avenues to our customers for feedback, to allow you to meet the needs of your customers and make improvements whenever and wherever necessary.

Nowadays, majority of the businesses are being setup online, in a bid to reach out to more customers resulting in competition between businesses. Having a successful business on the web needs a lot of planning and strategy so as to stand out from the rest.

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How to Protect your Business from Account TakeOver

How to protect your employees and customers from account takeover

In today’s time of readily available online information and content, cyber security is all critical. There’s really nothing worse than getting hacked, leaking your company and or client passwords exposed to cybercriminals.
At a company level, this will set a panic mode to everyone. Before the hacker can lock you out of your accounts and steal invaluable data, everyone will frantically change all passwords.
At a customer level, it is very costly to recover from a hacked password and or customer account information, which may result to lawsuits.
Below are the 6 tips to help protect you from having your online accounts hacked and taken over:

Monitor your data

You’ll never know that a password exploits occurred until it’s too late. We have online tools like dark webmail API from SpyCloud that can save you a lot of aggravation and time. It has a scanning tool to discover password exploits often before hackers can get a lock on it, then informs you of ways to secure that data for good like imposing a strict password setting and resetting rules.

Use complex passwords that don’t make any sense

Hackers are good. They can come up with 10-20 good guesses as to what password might be by running a cursory search of you and your family online. In other words, don’t use your daughter’s name followed by her birthday. Instead, use a minimum 12-ish character password, using multiple letters, mixing in caps and non-caps, and use symbols that don’t form any sort of sensible pattern.

Never use the same password on any two sites or accounts

You can’t be lazy. If one source is hacked, and you use the same password over multiple accounts, all of your online and locally stored data are immediately at risk.

Change passwords often

Everyone knows about this already. Just keep in mind that the new password should be equally complex as the last. The more often you and your clients change passwords, the less chance a hacker can get in on your data. Set a script run that will prompt you and your clients to change password at least once a month.

Use two-factor authentication

It is always an added level of security getting a code that logs you into your account, aside from the usual password credential. Without your phone in their possession, your passwords are useless to hackers.

Use a reputable password manager

Password manager offers limitless password storage, and make changing passwords often very simple with one-click password generators, like LastPass, Dashlane, and others. They work really well and have the smartest hackers on the planet keeping their encryption near impossible to hack.

These simple tips help protect passwords and the data they hold access to. On a wider scale, it will help prevent data and identity theft online.

Top 5 Profitable Online Businesses

Top 5 Profitable Online Businesses

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Whether they are targeting the mass market or restricting their business to particular niche markets, thousands of businesses are started online on a daily basis. There is some internet based business that seems to be more successful compared to others because of the value they offer to their customers. Some of these favorite businesses include:

Web Design

A website serves as a link between a company and their potential customers, that’s why the majority of the companies requires this. Sites are a great tool for selling products or services and getting feedback from their clients all over the world. As the mobile phone becomes the primary tool of communication, web designers are also developing websites that are quickly loaded on mobile phones for the benefit of users. Most of the web design companies offer their services to both individuals and as well as large organizations, making it a lucrative business.

Social media consultation

Social media has become the leading platform wherein companies and individuals communicate. Most of the time, companies need help in figuring out their social media strategy and often times consult the services of social media experts and or social media manager. The need for consultants is to drive more social media networks. The social media experts may be hired on a contract and or full-time basis, depending on the needs of the organization.

Review websites

There are a lot of products and services’ information being provided to many internet users on a daily basis, leaving them overwhelmed. It is for this reason that many online customers find time to search for review sites especially when they seek common feedbacks and or analysis on certain products and or services. These sites can review things across the board or focus on particular niches to attract a specific clientele. Websites such as The Top 10 Sites make information more accessible for those seeking well-researched information on popular brands.

Dating sites

Finding your other half has been quite a task for single people especially those who have plans of settling down very soon. For many of them, finding love at the comfort of their home or their office desk through dating sites is quite convenient and most welcome. Dating sites that offer added value like background checks and matches for those who signed up on the site are more likely to succeed. Also, niche sites that target individuals with unique needs are very successful across the globe.

Online shopping

The most successful online business nowadays is buying and selling goods online. It offers convenience to shoppers looking to make a purchase. That is why more and more are doing shopping online. Also, delivery services after items have been purchased makes the entire experience great for the customers, no matter where they are located.
In general, online businesses will succeed if they keep up with the trends and maintain attractive sites and focus more on providing a great customer experience.

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