Can you really attract people to you online using attraction marketing? The answer of course is yes.

Attraction Marketing: Is the new  model for doing business. It leverages the internet and social media to attract interested customers to you instead of you chasing them. This is a very useful way of generating leads for your network marketing business but can also be used for traditional business.

This method allows you to leverage the speed of the internet, it’s cost effective and also the reach is unlimited for finding motivated customers and prospects.  You can do this as a part time business.

The first step in attraction marketing is to give your prospects useful information about how to build their business.

Your goal is to become a specialist in a specific  marketing method or strategy so you become the go to person.

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Here are 3 of the mistakes I see online using attraction marketing methods and how they can be avoided.

Attraction Marketing is a great way to get your prospects to come to you . If you set this up correctly with a self-branding attraction marketing system  you will never have to worry about where your leads will come from in the future.

There are some attraction marketing mistakes I’ve noticed people making.

If you’ve made some of these mistakes never fear because I’ve also given you the solution to the problem!

Attraction  Marketing Mistake #1

You pretend to have all the answers and set yourself up as an expert before you’re ready.

It’s OK not to have all the answers!

A lot of marketers pretend to be successful and know their stuff when in truth they really don’t. It’s not surprising since many guru’s online teach this tactic.

Honesty is the best policy always!

The premise of attraction marketing is to set yourself up as the expert and a leader.

Many people pretend to be experts when they haven’t done the work and don’t yet have experience.

It is such an exciting idea to have a steady flow of leads coming in on autopilot instead of you chasing them that some marketers forget to check their egos at the door. It’s not about you the marketer making money off of people who are struggling. It’s about helping people who really need solutions to their problems building a business.

Unfortunately in the excitement to capitalize on this type of marketing many people go overboard. Some even live the lifestyle before their success happens. It’s a recipe for disaster. It’s ok to believe in the dream but it’s also a good idea to remain grounded and remain practical.

Do this instead

Admit it when you don’t have the answer!

This goes a long way to building credibility. Believe it or not you can build trust by admitting you don’t have all the answers. Honesty will build a strong foundation which will carry your business into the future.

Develop skills as you grow. As a marketer the more skills you have the more people you can help and the more success you will create. You don’t have to pretend. In fact most people will see through the facade.

Be yourself, you are the brand and you don’t want to tarnish that for any reason.

Attraction Marketing Mistake #2

You subscribe to a system and then find out it doesn’t’ brand you.

There are many mlm attraction marketing  systems out there that can help you learn and develop your skills. Part of the allure is the attraction marketing system also furnishes a way to attract and capture leads. The best way to attract leads is to build “You” as the brand.

Be careful which system you choose . Make sure it brands you.

 Your long term goal in attraction marketing  is to brand yourself and develop a business foundation you can build on for your future.

Do this instead:

The system you subscribe too must  be able to brand you and have a customization sales funnel. You want to put your own video  and audio into the system. You want freedom to change text and make it your own.

As with all things in life “If it’s worth doing it’s worth doing right.” Take the time to learn how things work.  Make sure you are building something that cannot be jeopardized by outside sources. Build “You” the brand and own it.and add to your skill set as you go.

BIG TIP:  Be dedicated to learning attraction marketing strategies.

Prospects are very knowledgeable in today’s online market. So look sharp and learn as much as you can.

Video is the quickest way to make an impression and helps your prospect make the decision to give you their contact information. Show confidence in the things you know and are good at. Offer value packed information with you own personal flavor.

Video allows your prospects to hear your voice and see you in action. This goes beyond any other marketing method for building your brand, establishing trust.

If you’re scared of video. Start slow but keep going until you become more comfortable because I promise you it will get easier.

We are all unique in our own way and there’s plenty of people looking for information and help with their home based business. Remember the failure rate in network marketing is a whopping 97% .

Attraction  Marketing Mistake #3

You give up before you reach your goals.

It takes time to build a business online. Unfortunately many people buy into the dream of supersonic speed in success working from home. Most people want it but they don’t know what it takes to achieve it. After a few failures they quit.

Online network marketing is not a get rich quick proposition. It takes time, dedication and staying power. Most people quit before they see results. They think they are a failure because they didn’t get rich in the first few months.

Do this instead

Read about network marketing before you join a company. There are some great books out there that outline the trials and tribulations of building a successful home based business. One of my favorite’s is ” Beach Money” by Jordan Adler. He was in 11 different companies before he finally figured out what it really takes to be a success in network marketing.

Set realistic expectations.

Know it will take some time. It could take as much as 3 to 5 years with consistent effort.

Learn how to stay motivated by setting goals and practicing positive mindset techniques;

It’s ok to get excited about your new business in fact it’s mandatory but soon the new shiny wears off, then what. You must find ways to keep going and it all boils down to your mindset and belief in yourself. Read my blog post here on mindset.

There are many things you can do to stay motivated and focused and there’s plenty of help out there. So just look around and you will find what you seek.

I’d love to hear what you have to share.

What are your experiences with attraction marketing? What has helped you more than anything else with marketing online? What are you biggest challenges?


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Branding is one of the best things you can do to build your online business.

With branding you will create recognition and trust two

crucial elements for online success.

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By doing some simple branding techniques you can create a great impression of who you are and what you have to offer.

Consider this: You can only make a first impression once. Make sure it’s one that’ll grab your audiences attention and also one they will remember.
If you don’t have a brand theme going then it’s time to get started.
Here are some great examples of great  branding we are all immediately familiar with.

What do you think about when you see these brands? I’ve listed my thoughts.

McDonald’s: Fast food, Billions of Hamburgers sold, Happy Meals
Pier One: Trendy home funiture, cool, chic home accessories, fun lifestyle
Wal Mart : No frills and low prices.
These are just off the top of my head and I’m sure you know of many others, that’s the power of branding, everyone recognizes not only the name but also what it stands for.
What do you stand for? How do you want people to recognize you?

 Here are some questions you must answer if you want to take steps to branding your business.

1. Who is your niche market?
2. What can you offer in value that your competitors can’t match.
Finding your market in network marketing is not hard since there are so many struggling network marketers. Most of us in network marketing know what they are struggling with since we have struggled with the same problems.
After you’ve identified your market the next task is to create a brand name and a tag line.
Most internet network marketers are advised to  keep their name as their brand name. The reason for this is if you decided to change companies your brand is you and not tied to a particular company brand. You are the brand.

Next is to create a tag line. This can be the most difficult process.

What exactly is a tag line?
A tagline is a short concise phrase situated under or alongside your logo that conveys a single strong message. Tag lines should resonate strongly with your niche market.
You tag line should be original, believable, and simple, unconventional, provocative or humorous. What ever your tag line is make sure it’s an honest expression of your brand. Make it uniquely yours.
Some examples of great tag lines:
“You’re in good hands with Allstate” Allstate insurance
“What can brown do for you?” UPS
“The Uncola” Pepsi
Some marketers know immediately what their tag line will be for  example:

Frank Marino “The Bluesman of MLM”.

Some will be ordained by others with a tag line such Adrienne Smith ” The Engagement Superstar” and then there are those who developed a tag line such as Michelle and Bill Pescosolido ” Online Wealth Partners” These are all winning taglines don’t you agree?

If you’re stuck on your tag line here are some helpful tips:
You can brainstorm with others and also do a vision board to look at different logos and taglines. Go blog hopping and look at other marketers to see what they’ve come up with. This may help to stimulate your creative juices. You can also visit  an outsourcing site for graphics and services to look at sample headers and logos . This may help you with ideas for your own. Keep a file of what you find.
After you have your tagline and logo you can begin putting your brand out there on the internet.

You will need a header for your blog, Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and any other site where you want to dislplayyour brand.
It is important to keep your branding congruent on all of your sites so make your headers similar for all your sites.
Outsourcing tip for branding your business:

As I mentioned earlier offers a great outsourcing service especially for graphics. You can evaluate their work and pick a graphic artist that will do the job for you in a professional manner and it’s also extremely cost effective usually around $5. One tip about Fiverr, read the reviews before you place an order.

Branding Your Business Tips:

Branding is partly emotional and so imagery is an important part of your brand.
You want your prospects to know that by associating with you they will have an easier time with what ever problem they are struggling with. It could be internet marketing, network marketing , blogging, social media marketing, video marketing or a combination .

Make your brand unique and offer something of value that’s uniquely yours to give.

Now over to you. Are you branding your business? How did you come up with your tagline? How did you find your niche market?

I’d love to hear about your branding stories.

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Network marketing isn’t easy. Let me say that again….

Unfortunately the failure rate is extremely high. Can you believe 95%

There are many reasons for failure. Unrealistic expectations are a major factor. Most people are not ready for the reality of what it really takes to make a 6 figure income in this industry.

Put these on the list : dedication, persistence, a lot of hard work and a healthy dose of belief in yourself.

Let the truth be known.

 Network marketing is not a get rich quick scheme.

It’s certainly understandable that most people get excited about the possibility of making so much money from a home based business. It’s an irresistible idea.


The thing that surprises many newbies in network marketing is that mindset is the most crucial piece of the success puzzle. Most of us have to work very hard to get the right mindset and even harder to keep it.
This is an industry where personal development pays dividends.

The right mindset will carry you through the hard times and we all go through those hard times.
The reasons for desiring success are as varied as the network marketing participants but the struggle to get there is the same.

Network marketing mindset is the most critical aspect of success in your business and without it your efforts will go down the drain. Your prospects will sense when you have doubts. A signal is sent that you do not believe in this 100%.

How do you achieve a successful network marketing mindset?

Here are some network marketing tips for developing a mindset that will carry you through the rough seas and help you reach the level of success you deserve.

1. Reading the right materials
Reading motivational material helps to reprogram your subconscious mind. One of the best books IMHO to help foster belief in your infinite abilities and create a positive mindset is Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich.” I have read and reread this book many times and learn something new each time. Reading it should be a prerequisite for every home business owner.
2. Being consistent
Work your business on a regular consistent schedule. Set a goal to talk to at least 5 people a day about your opportunity. The more you learn and implement what you learn the more you are likely to have success, even small success is motivating and energizing.
Every little success boost your positive mindset and helps you become more confident. It’s this confidence that fuels a positive mindset and goes a long way to help create more success.
3. Surrounding yourself with successful people
We’ve all heard it said that success leaves clues. Successful people are energized and have a positive mindset. Watch and learn from them. What are they doing to create success in their business? Learn from them.
4. Developing a mastermind partner or group
Napoleon Hill suggests you can achieve much more with a mastermind. A mastermind association is where a few people or many come together in harmony to attain a single purpose, there is great power in a mastermind. The results you achieve working through your mastermind group can fuel your positive mindset and help it develop.
5.  Saying Motivational Affirmations 

Affirmations are a way to direct your subconscious mind.

Affirmations are positive statements that describe a desired situation. Affirmations can help you create thought habits and these habits can help you achieve your goals.
Affirmations should be positive in nature and they should be said with emotional feelings attached to them. It’s the emotion that your subconscious mind uses to create your reality.
These 5 tips have helped me in self development and I hope they help you.
Over to you. How do you stay in a positive mindset while working your business? Do you use any of the tips listed here? Do you have tips you’d like to share with the readers?
I’d love to hear about what you do to stay positive.

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10 Ways To Reach Your Goals

Reach your goals they say. How you ask?

I listened to an interesting audio the other day as I drove to the gym, it  made a colossal impression. In fact it made such an impression I’ve had it on my mind for a few days and decided to write this blog post.  It’s a concept I wanted to share  with you. It is very simple and basic but definitely profound. It can help you reach your goals.Steve Covey wrote about this and called it The Law Of The Farm.

If you’re struggling with reaching your goals then keep reading.

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The law of the farm came about by observing the natural world around us. It states as in farming, success in life comes from regular disciplined, daily effort. Remember Jesus said as we sow so shall we reap.

As the farmer plows his field so should we prepare ourselves for success. You must stay focused in order to reach your goals.

If you are a farmer you cannot expect a bumper crop if you lay around fishing and riding horses for 3 months then scramble to plow and sow your seeds at the last minute to grow your crop.Mother nature doesn’t work that way and the farmer knows this.

The same is true for the student in college who parties all week and then tries to cram for his big exam. He may pass the test but doesn’t really learn the material. Long term meaningful success doesn’t happen this way.

To reach your goals : sow your seeds in all of the necessary activities.

Those activities include :

1. Being committed to your goals.

2. Being a lifelong student and getting the training you deserve.

3. Take massive action on the things you learn.

4. Don’t’ be afraid to make mistakes.

5. Learn from your mistakes

6. Find a mentor. Follow someone who is having success.

7. Become an expert at your marketing strategy. Teach others.

8. Be generous and have a positive attitude. Don’t let the weeds of negativity grow in your garden.

9. Step out of your comfort zone. If it makes you nervous you are on the right path.

10. Give gratitude for all you have in your life and for your small successes because they will add up to a big success.

Success is built slowly and with purpose that is focused, to reach your goals be consistent with the best efforts you can manage on a daily basis.

Earl Nightingale also wrote about success being a procession of days not  a sudden burst of activity. Success is

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a cumulative effect of disciplined, daily effort.

Nightingale said looking back on success that the person looking back would not say one thing or one day was given credit but that a constant focus with consistent effort over many days was the key. You should live your life one day at a time and be the best you can be during that day.

Many people especially in Network Marketing and Internet Marketing want instant success and money to come their way and when it doesn’t happen fast they become disillusioned and lose their focus. They do not understand The Law Of the Farm.

They basically give up.

There is no get rich quick scheme or short cuts to success.

Remembering the Law Of The Farm can help you stay on tract and reach your goals. It is a natural process, you can’t change it.  You can try by taking part in shady strategies that are sure to backfire…it’s the cramming for the test mentality! You won’t reach your goals this way I asure you of that.

Try to incorporate the Law Of The Farm into your thinking. Don’t get frustrated when reaching your goals is taking too long . It always seems that way when you are climbing the mountain but when you get there oh what a majestic view and reaching your goals was so worth the effort.

Remember you are not alone. We all have to work at reaching our goals on a daily basis and it doesn’t get easier because as you grow the goals get bigger.

Take it one day at a time and keep your eye on the prize do the things daily to reach your goals.

What struggles have you had in your journey to success?  Do you think you will ever be satisfied with your level of success?  I would love to hear about the trials and tribulations you have gone through or are going through in your journey.

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The Top 10 Home Based Business Tax Deductions

Home based business tax deductions are not exactly awe inspiring to write about but understanding them is a necessary part of being  a home based business owner.

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I recently sat down to organize my tax information for my home based businesses. These  include my mlm , internet marketing and also my art sales. I can tell you it’s much easier come tax time if you are organized and keep good records throughout the year. Unfortunately for me I procrastinated even after much encouragement (nagging) from my husband who is the world’s most organized former boy scout.

Do as I say and not as I do………. get organized!

After last year’s tax experience my accountant  set up a spread sheet for me. She knew I needed help! I confess even with the spread sheet handed to me on a silver platter I was not consistent with the data entry. It seemed like such a mundane non revenue producing activity and I had plenty on new exciting areas to keep me preoccupied.

As penitence, I spent the better part of yesterday organizing and compiling the mountain of receipts, invoices sales and check stubs. yikes! I paid for my avoidance and catching up  definitely gave me a headache!

Tip numero uno don’t wait till the last minute!

I needed a blog post and wanted to share something useful.  The Tax Man is just around the corner so I did some research on  home based business tax deductions and this is what I came up with. Please keep in mind I am not a tax expert. Below is a general list of  home based business tax deductions.

Please consult with a qualified CPA for your personal deductions.

Here’s the good news: A home based business can reduce your taxes while building your income !

Important: Open a separate bank account for your business!

Remember your business must be defined as a business and not a hobby.

The IRS presumes that an activity is carried on for profit if it makes a profit during at least 3 of the last 5 tax years including the current year.

Here are 10 Home Based Business Tax Deductions

1.Home Office

This can be one of your biggest home based business tax deductions. Defined as any space you use regularly and solely used for your business. This also includes your restroom. You must measure your home’s square footage and then your office square footage. Calculate the percentage. Example: If your home is 2,000 sq. ft. and your office is 400 sq. ft. then you are allowed 20% deduction from your

  • mortgage’s or rent
  • repairs and maintenance
  • real estate taxes.
  • utility bills

It’s recommended you put together a log and keep up with these expenses month to month.

2. Office Supplies

It’s a good idea to keep an agenda calender for documentation or some kind of daily record of your business activities for these home based business tax deductions.

  • Computer software
  • business subscriptions

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  • starter kits
  • website
  • internet connection
  • business and promotional materials
  • handouts
  • samples
  • books and magazines directly related to your business

3. Phone and Internet

You can deduct your business phone, fax and internet expenses. Only deduct the expense directly related to your business. If you only have one home phone only deduct that portion related to your business but if you have a second phone specifically for your business then you can deduct 100%.

4. Furniture for your office.

5. Mileage/Car

The standard mileage is the easiest because it requires minimal record-keeping. Keep track of the miles you drive for business and the dates. Multiply the total miles by the standard mileage rate and that is your deductible expense. Check with your CPA for the mileage rate for 2012.

Tip:  I have a booklet I keep above my sun visor to track this.

6. Travel and Expenses

Travel such as air fare and hotels are good for your home based business tax deductions. It is so important to get to some of the meetings related to your business, there is magic in these events, by all means go!

For dinners, to qualify you must conduct business with the person you are entertaining. These expenses are 50% deductible. Also included in this category are ticket to sports event, cost of a golf game and the cost of the a meal with beverages , tax and tip. You will need very good records for this.

7. Health Insurance Premiums

If you pay for your own health insurance premium and not eligible to participate in your spouse’s medical plan, you can deduct all of your health, dental and long-term care insurance premiums. You can also deduct premiums paid to cover your spouse and dependents.

8. Interest on Business loans and Business Credit Card Interest                                                                                                                                             

9. Social Security

The bad news. If you are self-employed you have to pay double the Social Security contributions. The federal law requires the employer to pay half and the employee to pay half. Self employed workers are both. The good news is you can deduct half of the contribution on your 1040.

10. Self-Employment Retirement Plans such as 401 (k)s

It’s always a good idea to contribute to your 401 (k) and other retirement funds. Remember they are tax deferred which is always great.

There you have it. Like I said I am not a CPA or expert in home based business tax deductions but wanted to share with you what I learned from my research while looking at this subject.

The key is to keep good records and document all of your business activities. Talk to your CPA for a more detailed explanation of these deductions. Develop a spread sheet or have someone do it for you. Just make sure you keep track and do this monthly. Don’t wait like I did to do it all in one sitting.

Doing the data entry on a monthly basis for your home based business tax deductions also has another benefit it lets you track your progress in your business.

It’s always a good idea to start the new year with a budget for your home based business. As you keep tract of where you are you can see if you can afford to buy another new course or e book or what ever shiny new ball is floating around in cyberspace.

By taking these steps you can measure the progress you are making in your home based business from month to month and year to year.

I hope this blog post was helpful for you. I would love to hear what your experiences have been with doing your taxes as a home based business owner. Have you had any surprises and have you seen the benefit of these tax deductions?


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MLM Success | 10 Steps You Can Take Now!

MLM Success: Are you there yet?

Are you dreaming of mlm success but find yourself going in circles?

If you answered yes , you’ve come to the right place.  I’m going to show you  what some of the most successful multilevel marketers have put together as a daily action plan . You can use this plan to fire your boss if you like but first let’s talk about how you can take it one step at a time and not get frustrated. No doubt there’s a lot to learn but don’t be discouraged.

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First make a commitment to your business. Make sure you know your why and make it a strong reason, one that brings tears to your eyes. Yes tears, it must be that strong for mlm success!

Start at the beginning: there are levels of experience you must master. In the beginning you must become good at one thing and fully understand it.  You don’t  jump ahead to being a manager before you are a good worker first. This is a key point for success. Master each rung of the ladder of success. 

 Are you willing to start at the bottom? Are you willing to work hard? Focus and put your energy into this and know it will be worth the effort.

Believe in yourself ! Learn the steps and  take baby steps at first.

 MLM Success |  It’s a process.

You have control over this process by the amount of time and effort you are willing to spend developing the necessary skills.  For some mlm success is faster and for some it is slower.

Some sources say to give it 2 years of devoted effort and some say give it 5 years. You want it now understandable but be willing to wait for success. Have patience with yourself. Keep your efforts consistent and don’t quit! Most of the successful people in mlm did not start out immediately being successful. They worked very hard  for years ,they learned and then put into practice the things they learned for mlm success.

Planning your day is a most critical habit to develop, put things on your calender.

Below are the daily steps  for mlm success and to fire your boss courtesy of My Lead System Pro:  Do these steps every day.

1.Connect with 3-5 Quality Network Marketers (you can do this on Facebook).                                                                                                  mlm success

2. Connect with 3-5 people in your existing network

3. Call your leads

4. Begin your journey to become a master marketer and go get leads.

This means you need to start studying a marketing strategy, learn about it 30 minutes a day and put what you learn immediately into practice while the information is still fresh in your mind.

5.Spend 30 minutes a day plugging into personal development and mindset training. This step is most important!

6. Attend all the live webinars throughout the week

7. Invite your contacts via Face Book and also email to you contacts our industry-wide free Wednesday webinars

8. Meet your new “inner -circle” of like minded entrepreneurs.

9. Review daily your printed-out MLSP beginners marketing guide. You’ll find it in MLSP backoffice. Not a member yet? Click here.

10.  Attend at least one live networking event every other week.


I hope these mlm success tips were helpful.

I would love to hear about your journey with  your  MLM successes. What is your daily action plan?

Remember this:  It’s not an easy journey but it’s worth it.



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Benefits of Goal Setting

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The Mayan Calender Ended on this day 12-21-12

As you  probably know by now  we survived the end of the Mayan Calendar which some thought would usher in the end of the world.

I along with my family had the privilege and the honor to be present at Chichen Itza  the great Mayan Pyramid  for the last day of their calender. It was a very memorable experience. Lots of people from all over the world showed up to witness the happening.

Thank goodness  nothing happened…..the world didn’t end!

Now we must get back to work and move ahead with our lives and our business. It’s the new year coming up and it’s time to think about creating  some goals and the benefits of goal setting for the first quarter and the rest of the year.

If you’re like me you are excited about what’s next on the agenda. It is with enthusiasm that you should work and develop your  business.

You need goals to keep you on track.  The consequences of not thinking about what you want and where you want to go  might read like this:

You work and work and work  everyday but when you’re finished you find you  have no results and are still in the same place with no progress being made. What a waste of time! I don’t have the luxury of wasting time do you?

I’ve made a list of  benefits of goal setting and what they can do for you and your business.

Take a little time now to determine where you want to go and how to get there. This will help you save time and you will also see results for all the hard work you do.


 5 Benefits of Goal Setting:

1. Serves as a guide in helping you make decisions about what is important for your business and what steps you need in order to reach the goal.

When you are thinking about your goals, think about the benefit you will gain from putting in the hard work and the focus necessary to achieve that goal. Will the benefit match your expectations?

2. Separates real life actions from wishful thinking.

Remember in order to reach the goals you set you must do the work required wishful thinking will not take you there. Are you ready to take on the challenge?

Without the guide you can get lost in wishful thinking. This is where you will spin your wheels and get bogged down in busy work without any real results. This is where you waste your time. Wishful thinking can be helpful for the creative process but ultimately you have to set a plan into action.

3. It gives you a path to follow.

There is a  foundation you must build for success. You can’t have a strong business without a strong foundation, athletes , musicians and yes even entrepreneurs have to develop and grow to reach success. Discipline is a part of reaching your goals. We all need to set goals to help us stay on the path and keep us disciplined as we work towards success even if it’s 6 pack abs we are wanting to achieve.

4. Benefits of goal setting  helps you set priorities.

There should be goals for your life and goals for your business. Sometimes these goals will overlap.

We all want happiness and health in our lives but in our business we want to achieve success and a degree of wealth. What is important to you? Determine the order of importance and work on your goals from this perspective. Once you have the list then develop the plan.

5. Makes you responsible for you own successes and failures.                                                                                       goals sign

After you have defined your goals break them down into smaller steps. Really think about the process you need to go through. You can find free tools online to help you do this.  Here’s one I found that’s free and fun to use!

Getting to  your goal is a great feeling and can give  you a great sense of accomplishment that will enhance your self esteem and confidence.

Some helpful tips for getting the maximum benefits of goal setting.

To stay accountable it is a good idea to have an accountability partner. This person should be someone who can become invested in your success. My husband is a great accountability partner. He reminds me from time to time about the business side of what I am doing. He recommended I do spread sheets for my business profits and losses. His background is in business and mine is in medicine so I appreciate the helpful tips he gives me.It’s easy for me to just get into the learning and training and  also the socializing aspect of internet marketing. So having him as an accountability partner helps me stay on track.

It would also be helpful to have someone in the business who knows the challenges you face as an internet marketer. That accountability partner could also serve as a Master Mind Partner. Two heads are better than one and there are a lot of successful partnerships in internet marketing.

I would like to share with you some of my goals for the first quarter of this year.

  •  big goal this year is to start using  more video marketing in the first quarter. I’m taking steps now to  do this.
  • increase traffic here on my blog and I’m learning some ways to do that.
  •  put a welcome video on this blog.
  • develop a better opt in offer for this blog
  •  attend local health fairs and expos offline to gain exposure for my primary MLM business.
  • attend a MLM company regional meeting first quarter

One of my goals this last year was reached today on Facebook. I now have 500 likes on my Fan Page. You can see it here and like it if you would!

Please share with me some of your thoughts and goals for the coming first quarter.

I would really like to hear from you!

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Building Your Own Personal Brand | 3 Awesome Reasons

Building your own personal brand.building your own personal brand

Just last week I shot a video on how a blog can help you build your own personal brand so today I wanted to talk to you about why it is  important to begin building your own personal brand in the first place.

Let me start by asking you this question, “Have you read the policy and procedure manual for your multi level marketing company?”

It is important to know what the company rules are as an independent distributor. There are some things you need to be aware of  so make sure you read the policies and procedure manual to find out what they are.

Even though you are independent you are still paid a commission by the company and this could come to an abrupt end for many reasons.

Here are a few of them:

  • You break the rules either willfully or accidentally and are terminated.
  •  The company goes belly up for whatever reason.
  •  You simple decide you want to move on and do something else.
These are just a few of reasons and I’m sure you can think of a few more.

I’m going to explain in this blog post why you don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket .

Here are 3 reasons why you should be building your own personal brand online.

1.When you are building your own personal brand you are totally in control . You are the CEO and the chief bottle washer of your personal brand.

By building your own personal brand online you can keep doing business as usual even if there are major changes to your multilevel marketing business. You will still be established online as an entrepreneur. You can still maintain the relationships you’ve built and you will still be in control of your list of contacts. You are the brand and by having you as the brand you stay in total control.

2. When you build your  own personal brand you can offer many different products.

You are not tied to one thing you can diversify what you promote. Most of the products I promote online are of an educational nature but there are many products. In this way you can and will develop multiple streams of income. I have done this and it’s a great feeling to know you are not dependent on one check or one company. It’s really a lot of fun when you go to the bank cashing in all those checks!

3. Building your own personal brand gives you freedom to create your own product.

The digital age has given us a lot of opportunity for building a product and promoting it online. This can be very lucrative.

Even if you give away your product for contact information it is a great way to find those targeted leads that we all need to grow our business.

This is the big picture you need to be aware of, it’s not just one thing you can do but multiple areas of interests and income.

Develop you…you are a leader, you are a teacher, you are a coach, you are a product creator and you have a diversified line of goods you can offer to anyone who needs help and is struggling with their business online or off line.

So I hope you can why you might want to consider the pros of building your own personal brand online.

There is no reason to put all of your eggs in one basket! It’s a big world out there and the internet has opened up unlimited possibilities.

If you are struggling with your business I highly recommend you take the time to learn how to begin building you own personal brand. This is something no one can take away from you. You can be in the drivers seat.

If you are interested in building your brand online click here.

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MLM Lead Generation | Benefits Of A Blog

Blog for MLM Lead Generation

I have a tip for you today on how you can solve one of the biggest problems we have as network marketers and that problem is lead generation more specifically  laser targeted pink typewriter thank you noteleads for our business. If you don’t know what a laser targeted lead is…it’s someone who is looking for  exactly what you have to offer. There are several strategies you can use to accomplish this but the one I’m going to talk about today is using a personal blog to attract those people who are struggling in their business.

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    So let’s get started… what is a blog?

A blog is simply your personal website.  It’s powerful because it helps you build your brand. You want people to recognize you and feel like they know you and you can do this with a blog by offering good content.  Click here for more on how to write “The Perfect Blog Post.”

The  blog content can be written or video, it can be “how to articles”, lists of products or anything useful  that has helped you learn something new or even things of a more personal nature such as your lifestyle or  your own successes.

Once you set up your blog and begin this process of letting people get to know you and sharing great content that’s useful you can encourage your readers to interact by leaving their comments and this can create an audience. They will  return to your blog again and again to get the value you are sharing .It’s a great way to build trust.

Why do you want to build trust with your blog audience?

Because when you build trust  with your audience  they have confidence in you and they are  more likely to join you in business or buy from you. That’s  exactly the result we want…we are here marketing and we want to attract our lead. This is the basis for attraction marketing …if you want to build your business on the internet you must have an understanding of attraction marketing.

There are many ways to build your brand and many strategies to generate targeted leads online. What I’ve told you here today is just one way to do it. I have placed a link below with a free video course on attraction marketing…I recommend you begin learning today so you can start to generate those targeted leads that you know you need for your business.

Remember, if you don’t have people to talk to you don’t have a click here for the free training.

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Tonya Stephens Attraction Marketing Specialist

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The Reluctant Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur: a person who organizes and manages a business undertaking, assuming the risk for the sake of profit.

Is it no wonder some of us are reluctant…there’s that word….RISK!entrepreneur

Have you ever thought you might be going in circles in your life and not fulfilling your dreams?  You have an itch but can’t seem to scratch it.

You know you want something more out of life but not sure what that something could  be.

I had those thoughts too and this blog post is about  how we make life changing decisions and why we sometimes are forced into letting go of our security blanket so we can let something else into our lives even if it seems like we’re taking a risk. We may even have to start from scratch terrifying and nerve racking as that might be even worse it could be out of our control.

So if you think you might not be manifesting the life you desire because of the fear related to taking a risk read on:

I’ll confess when I had my day job I really wanted to do something different and had thought about it for a long time.

 I wanted to do my own thing and maybe be an entrepreneur.

Anyway this was one of my fantasies but it held risk and I knew it all too well. I had worked (like a dog) for many years for financial security but yes I admit I was burned out and used up physically. I just wasn’t quite ready to “give it up” mostly for  those financial reasons too many risks involved in letting it go.

I finally made a decision to retire and had a timeline going, only had a few more months before I reveled this to my co workers and boss., it wasn’t official yet but I  was in that mindset…I’m going to retire soon and maybe follow my dream to be an entrepreneur  maybe. Retiring would give me the cushion I needed to make this happen or so I thought…..

I was working toward the light at the end of the tunnel and I had a glimpse of it just there beyond my reach.

Then one day my boss wanted to meet with me. Turns out it was really not a meeting but a “lynching” it was unexpected and I sat there in disbelief. There was nothing I could do. The exact words he used “We’re going to have to let you go,” nice going! He fired me.

I remember him saying, now if you think you might cry on the way home just pull over on the side of the road and don’t be driving while your upset little lady! Ha! I wanted to burst out laughing and had to control the urge. You know you’re ready to leave your job if you start laughing when they tell you you’re fired! My heart was saying yipee! In hind sight what he really did was open the cage to let me fly. I’ll send a thank you note one day soon.

I’ll confess I did cry but I only cried a little bit and that was days later when I had time to think about the total injustice of it . I wanted to be the one to break up! I wanted to be in control and I wanted to be the one to say GoodBye!

I was the oldest person in our department and one of the highest paid so of course it makes perfect sense they let me go months before my retirement. Unfortunately this scenario seems to be all too familiar in Corporate America today and might have happened to some of you. Poor pitiful us. Never!

Nope for me  it was the beginning of a whole new exciting chapter, finally I could be an entrepreneur.

Luckily I’d already started down the entrepreneurial  road and didn’t even know it. I’d joined an MLM start up company in pre launch months earlier my friend begged me to join in her down line. The company quickly fizzled but I had a taste of what could be, what was possible. So I soon joined another MLM.

I had picked myself up , dusted myself off and dug into my new career as…… drum roll please….Entrepreneur!!!  I love the way that sounds….just lovely!

Now fortunately for you, you don’t have to go through what I went through to get what you want. The beauty of an MLM business is the flexibility to work part time say 10 hours a week while you build residual income by doing it this way you never have to have your security snatched out from under you. Some people call it their Plan B.

It’s been a little over a  year now and I can tell you this  I am happy! I love everything I’m learning and I’ve learned a lot. I’ve met some great people whom I never would have met except for what happened. I feel freer than ever. My business is growing. I will not lie it’s not easy starting from scratch  and it can be very challenging at times but I’m not gonna let anything block the path I’m on.

So if you find yourself in a similar circumstance just remember if it makes you nervous it’s probably a good idea. Risk can be a great motivator so be fearless, be a leader, forge ahead…never look back and don’t have any regrets…make the most of your circumstances.

Did I tell you I am blessed to have a great partner (my husband) who supports everything I do. It is such a blessing and I hope you have people in your life who give you unconditional love and support.

My journey as a reluctant entrepreneur  is really only just beginning. I am a very excited entrepreneur and can’t wait to see what will happen tomorrow and in the future and also track my own progress here online.

If you are in a similar situation or you just want to start something new  by joining a dynamic MLM company click here to recession proof your life and become an entrepreneur.  Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help you. I am here to be your coach, mentor or friend. I will lead you in the right direction.

The sign on my door says OPEN! Stop by and say hell0.

Hope you enjoyed this blog post. If you are already in an MLM and you’re running out of friends and family to talk to about your business remember it’s good to learn how to generate you own leads click here to learn more. I am part of a great online community and we help each other learn and succeed. Learn how to market your business on the internet…be a great entrepreneur.

Don’t be afraid to take a risk!

Have your Plan B ready to implement, you never know when you might need it.


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