I’ve got a quick question for you…
Have you ever wanted to work from home…?
Own your own business…?
Come on… you know you want that lifestyle… the one that everyone talks about…
where you can “work from home in your underwear…”
or on a “beach with your laptop…”
So… why hasn’t it happened for you yet?
Come on… admit it.
This isn’t the first time you’ve been looking for a proven way to make money… is it?
When it is your turn?
My guess is this…
You saw someone online promising you riches untold…
There was a catch… (doesn’t it seem like there’s always a catch?)
You have to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to get started, right?
BEFORE you make any money… (Don’t they know that’s why you’re there…? Because you NEED money?)
Doesn’t it seem like if all those “guru’s” courses and software worked so good…
and they REALLY believed it them…
Why won’t they just GIVE you their money making system…
and then AFTER you’ve made your money… then they would get paid…
Well, I always thought it was too good to be true too…
Until this: Internet Marketing System
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Are you still doing the same old traditional advertising and marketing? Sure, I still believe you need to use several differnet mediums to connect to your target market but I am about to tell you a new way that is going to change how you market to your clients. Have you heard of Google Places? I know most of you have heard of Google, but Google Places is still unknown to most businesses. Most of us realize that about 80% of our business comes from a radius of 7 miles, which means local search is king. You see, Google realized that as well and they went out and created 50 million listings that range from all sorts of businesses. Have you claimed yours yet? My guess is probably not because as of this writing my research concludes that only 2% of U.S. listings have been claimed.
Now what exactly is Google Places and why should you care? Well, let’s answer the first question about what is Google Places. Google Places essentially is a local search engine run by Google. For instance, let’s say you were looking for a gym in Dallas TX and you go to Google and type in the search box “Gyms in Dallas TX.” Google then realizes that you are doing a local search and based on your current zip code that they have on file for you, Google then displays results for gyms in the Dallas area that are listed. You may have recognized this by the little tear drop and letter associated with the exact spot on the map. Now, I know what your thinking, “Okay, but so what, nothing too spectacular there.” Well ,it gets better I promise, which now leads me to why you should care.
Google Places is King and here is why you should care:
And that is just the start of local search and Google Places. More and more people are using local search and social media to decide where they want to spend there dollars. Where else could you go and find reviews, pictures, and videos. Sure, you can have a website but people will need to know to typ in your URL or maybe you will be lucky to be on the first page of search, however, if you are listed in Google Places you show up regardless.
Now this is just the start like I said there is much more to be discussed and I plan on doing so in future posts. So, what are you waiting for, go claim your Google Places listing and start using local search to drive your business.
To your success,
Welcome to another edition of “Open Blog Friday.”
Today I want to briefly talk to you about barriers. This post probably is more for me than anyone else but I know there are many of you who struggle with some of the same things I do. I guess what I am trying to get at today is, what are the thoughts that you have in your mind that are holding you back? Do you believe that anything is possible with hard work and determination or do you believe that you could never achieve that because of reasons such as, I do not have enough money, enough time, enough resources, etc… I know first hand how these thoughts can creep into your head and how destructive they can be, but if you want to be successful you need to develop mental toughness. Many of us work on being physical tough but we do not focus on challenging our brains to be mentally tough.
Here are some ways to train your brain to be mentally tough:
Set a goal to do something that is totally opposite of what you are currently doing. An example might be to learn how to set up a fully functional blog. For those of us in the fitness area we typically focusing in on learning about Anatomy and Physiology, so getting into the tech world will challenge your brain to learn something new.
Volunteer to speak. People rate public speaking as the second most fear to dying. Get up and speak in front of crowd and you will see that you develop courage and mental toughness.
Become a “What’s Next Kinda Thinker.” When something goes wrong try thinking about what can you do now or think okay what is next for me. Always, be looking forward and leave the past behind.
Finally, get around the right people. If you constantly are surrounded by people who do not believe anything is possible and are always negative than you will not grow and will more than likely get sucked into their negative state of mind. Get around people that cause you to think and grow.
If you are having troubles moving forward take some time and think about what is it that is causing you to not move ahead. Embrace it and then you some of the above strategies to become mentally tough!
I just finished reading a great article from a mentor of mine. His name is Chris Widener and many of you may have heard of him. If not, he is a really great speaker and author. I have read several of his books and each time I walk away motivated and thinking positive. So, today I wanted to share an article I received from him. You can sign up and receive his weekly newsletter at his website. Chris is on Twitter and Facebook as well.
Okay so here is the article and I hope you are ready for this!
Do you believe that anyone can acheive anything? I do.
But there is a caveat that must be made. Those who succeed are those who walk through the door of opportunity when it swings open. That we know.
But what is the secret to getting through the door of opportunity?
Well, YOU have to be OUTSIDE the door when it swings open!!
Here is a great article to help you find the door!
As the story goes, Frank Sinatra got his big break while working as a waiter. One day, as he was waiting tables, who does he see sitting in the restaurant, but one of the biggest names in the music industry. Old Blue Eyes did the unbelievable: He cleared off a table next to the gentleman and got up on it and sang! He knew he was done at the restaurant for doing so, but how many times would this door of opportunity open up? Needless to say, the rest is history.
You may remember my article about the stagehand for Kenny G who one day was in the auditorium with Kenny, just the two of them, when he started to play every song for him on the piano that was set up. Kenny didn’t even know the guy could play the piano. Guess who is now the lead keyboardist for Kenny G? You got it!
You see, you never know when the door of opportunity is going to open wide. For some, the big break comes early in life and for others later on. But for all of those who become successful, there is one key similarity: They were ready. And for every one of those who were ready, there were thousands more who weren’t.
So, the principle for us is: Be ready!
Are you ready? Here are some thoughts for you to consider.
Are your skills as sharp as they could be? Are they enough so when your shot comes you can perform?
Is your character deep enough to handle success? Let’s face it; you don’t want big success if your character won’t be able to handle it.
Are you working hard to position yourself now? The job to do while waiting for the door to open is to develop your skills and your character, so as to position yourself to get through that door before it closes.
Your door will open someday. It opens for everyone. It may only open once or it may open many times. It is different for everyone and life just isn’t fair that way. But everybody gets a shot. Will you be ready?
When that huge door of opportunity opens up, will you be able to walk boldly through it?
Do everything you can to be ready. Don’t just sit and wish and dream. Be proactive and make sure that you are the most qualified when the door opens. Make sure that you are the hardest worker. Make sure you are the closest to the door.
When it opens – Be Ready!
Shhh. Do you hear that? Hinges creaking! It is the sound of the door opening. Your door of opportunity! Are you ready?
Make it a great day!
I just got back from having one of the best workouts I have had in a really long time. I guess you can say I have been living in a comfort zone for some time now. Three weeks ago that all changed and now I left to set my own course in the next stage of my life. For those of you who have been through a serious change in your life you know how some days are great and others you are left to wonder will things be different, be better, and will I make it. It is human to go through these thoughts and emotions, but it is times like these we see our true abilities.
Okay, so you might be asking why was my workout so great. Fair question. Lately, I have been reading and studying Robert Kiyosaki. In his book “Conspiracy of the Rich” he talks about a time when he was getting ready to go fight in Vietnam and he was introduce to his Captain. Captain Denny was a decorated vet for his bravery in Vietnam. Now, before I lose you here and you start wondering what does this have to do with my great workout you need to read this story of how Robert talks about getting the loser out of you. Yes, he might be referring to money but the lesson can be applied to any part of your life. While I was running today I did not quit until I got the “Loser out of Me!”
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