I would like to make something perfectly clear before I continue on with my sharing. I am here to post any insights or tips that I have around marketing and, sometimes, life. I am not a guru – don’t pretend to be one – didn’t play one on Grey’s Anatomy, or anywhere else! I feel rather compelled to share and pay it forward so that it may help others get to where they want to go a little faster and a little easier.
I ‘ve made my share of mistakes and some of them were big ones, but it is our inherent right as human beings to learn and to make the choice to move ahead from our life lessons. If you are stuck in your life, then remember this one phrase…
I chooooose to create something different.
I am transcending my own challenges on several levels (financial, self-esteem, and letting go of some past traumas). But, through it all, there is so much beauty in the small steps forward, and each one of us has our own rate of progression (often depending upon how much “stuff” we’ve been exposed to and how we responded). First place to start: mindset!
If you think you can or you think can’t, you’re right. ~ Henry Ford
I have been very fortunate to have friends who have supported me – many of whom I have not even met yet! -I carry them all in my heart and warmly scribe them upon my Gratitude list. When I doubted – they reminded me that I could. When I fell, they said – get up! When I said I’m so overwhelmed – they said sit in silence. If your friends are not doing this, not supporting your efforts to realize your dreams, then be mindful of this and seek out people who will and who you can also give your support to as well.
I’m finding that there does indeed come a point of critical mass – where the upload of learning turns into the download of sharing, clearing the necessary room for learning on a newer level – and this keeps going indefinitely….an evolutionary spiral of self-actualization, I think. What do you want out of this journey? Write it down!
I chooooose to create……. (make a list – write down what you want to create) Thats a good place to start.
So, on we go. A thought/tip (or two) regarding internet work….
One of the hazards of an entrepreneur’s journey is something that Rich Schefren made very clear in a talk he gave a few years ago. I was fortunate enough to view a portion of this presentation from a video he shared. Rich showed a slide that had so many boxes on it that the crowd gasped. In each box was a typical duty that an entrepreneur had to handle. There were so many duties/hats involved (about a hundred if I recall!) Whoa! I realized why I felt so overwhelmed! (thanks Rich)
So, instead of handing all these jobs, “the word” in business is to outsource. What is outsourcing? Outsourcing is where an associate is hired in an “underprivileged” country because their wages are considerably less than ours here. Many people have good success with this strategy, however, sometimes that is not possible -or- part of the workload is subcontracted but the prelimary work is done by you, the owner. If you are the prelimary type, I have an excellent resource for you! If you need to pick a colour pallette for your website or some other project, as I had to recently, check out: www.kuler.adobe.com This is a fantastic little set up.
The other thing I wanted to share was the training opportunities coming up. There are several that I will mention but only one for today. If you are looking for business coaching, Mark Joyner is going to be launching one in the next few days. Judging by the quality of the work already done, I would say that this is going to be big, very good, and you will get a lot out of it (if you follow the material, of course). You can check it out and get access to a plethora of excellent business/life resources and also access to the free cashmap that you can download. Great site and the proceeds from it go toward an amazing philanthropic project which will create greater abundance for the economically challenged, in different areas of the world. Great stuff…. http://snipurl.com/nmtu8
Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. It is the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Mead
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Thanks, with Blessings! : )