Your #1 Prosperity Killer… (it’s not what you think)

Today you’re going to hear about something most ‘marketers’ will never speak of…

And that’s PROSPERING.

I think that too many people in this industry are struggling too much.

I think you’re fighting too much.

A lot of the struggle that you have is going inside your own heart and mind.

It’s not the company you’re in, it’s not the products you’re selling, and it’s definitely not the comp plan.

That stuff all helps.

But the real Prosperity Killer is something different.

Discover the real killer of your prosperity here:

https://www.empowernetwork.com/dailyshow/daily-shortcut-episode-73?id=5685155See you inside,

-Thomas

2 Must Read Books About Starting An Online Business!

2015 was a huge year for the entrepreneur the Government allowed almost everybody to invest in startups. Therefore that year had excellent books for entrepreneurs. Start your own business books must be grounded in the economic reality. If you’re starting your own business then you simply need access to the greatest books on the subject. Here are few books that you should read before you start your online business.

1.The One Page Business Plan for the Creative Entrepreneur

This book has the minimum exercises needed to get your thoughts focused on developing a simple yet detailed action plan to get started. This makes this book a must read because if you don’t have a plan in place then you probably will fail.

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2.Think Big, Act Bigger

This book helps you overcome the limitations in your thinking which are probably limiting your personal success and the success of your business launch. This is another must read to ensure that your mindset is correct. You must be thinking correctly when you launch a business in order to be successful.

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Both books are critical when starting a business. You need to make sure your business plan is rock solid. Then you need to make sure your mindset is in order.

Highly Effective Business Coaching

Business coaching – what is it? Executives and managers of companies who are interested in development and career growth increasingly turn to a business coach to have a customized development process. Consider this – how often would you have found it helpful to have a chance to talk about some key ideas with a person that is impartial and objective in preparation for a major change or perhaps a very important meeting.

The concept of business coaching has actually come from the sports arena where top athletes employ coaches to help improve and enhance their performance. Business people are slowly realizing that the same benefits can be enjoyed in the business arena using business coaches.

Coaching works best in those environments where there is a desire to be practical, progressive and proactive but at the same time there is value in the opportunity to challenge and stimulate. The executive(s) or manager(s) is thought to be the expert in his/her field and in this way the business coach will facilitated the executive or manager to find the right way forward. Coaching is always forward thinking with a well-structured approach that remains flexible and presumes purpose and commitment.

Effective, Efficient, Productive
When it comes to professional support, business coaching is the exception as it combines individual attention, challenge and objectiveness. The coach’s skills make it extremely successful because:

It inspires you to develop your own solutions
It keeps you focusing on a specific goal or goals
It makes you accountable for your progress
It supports you through change
It removes any blockages so that you can move forward
It prioritizes based on values
It challenges you to take the next step in moving forward

Research published in Olivero et al. 1997 showed that training can increase productivity by as much as 22 percent, but when training is combined with coaching, it can increase productivity by a whopping 88 percent.

What Does Business Coaching Involve?
Coaching is not training – the delivery system is much different. A business coach will work with the executive or manager to develop a training program that is tailored to the skill areas where there is a need for impact. The coach will help the executive/manager to make the necessary behavioral changes to create growth. The coach does not provide the answer, but rather the coach brings along a process or system to help the client determine the answers.

Loosing trust in Internet Marketing!

There’s been a complete loss of trust in the internet marketing industry.

You’ve seen it.

Here’s what happened:

https://www.empowernetwork.com/dailyshow/episode-71-become-the-trusted-adviser?id=5685155

You don’t believe marketers have your best interests at heart – resulting in completely ignoring most marketing messages.

You’re BLIND to their ways.

And your prospects, leads and customers are also blind to YOUR ways…

… unless you’ve evolved.

You must adapt to the new climate of the digital world.

How can you do that?

It starts with this:

https://www.empowernetwork.com/dailyshow/episode-71-become-the-trusted-adviser?id=5685155

See you inside,

– Thomas

4 Stunning Quotes Starting An Online Business

Startups have always been hard. Even when you think you are putting in your best, it may not be enough to pull it off. Truthfully, most people fail. But don’t give up on your dream just yet. If you really believe that you have something amazing to share with the world and there is a market for it go for it. Don’t be discouraged by the number of times you have tried and failed, but be inspired by the number of people who have failed and bounced back as successful entrepreneurs.
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As an entrepreneur, you have to be OK with failure. If you’re not failing, you’re likely not pushing yourself hard enough.

~Alexa von Tobel

If you can’t accept that you will fail and move forward nd keep pushing then starting a business might ot be the best thing to pursue.

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The strategy is to first know what you don’t know, the tactic is to grind, and the value is to remember: there are plenty of places to innovate.

~David Friedberg

This quote is so true. You have to constantly research and test. then read and read. Try and get as much information processed as possible.

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I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.

~Neil Gaiman

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You have to have a big vision and take very small steps to get there. You have to be humble as you execute but visionary and gigantic in terms of your aspiration. In the Internet industry, it’s not about grand innovation, it’s about a lot of little innovations: every day, every week, every month, making something a little bit better.

~Jason Calacanis

This fits perfect with the quotes that I have chosen. It all about trying and trying until you finally solve the mystery and it work.

Why you’re not reaching your goals…

Stop setting goals, right now.

And start doing this instead:

https://www.empowernetwork.com/dailyshow/episode-70-goal-getting-calm-confidence-of-going-viral?id=5685155
Look:

If you want to create “outlandish” income momentum and have been in “business” for any time at all…

… you already know goal setting is important.

We all get that.

Because without a clear outcome in mind, you’re “hoping” for results… rather than strategically going out to GET them.

Just like a GPS in your car needs direction, with no goal, you have no plan.

With no plan, all you’re doing is wishing.

But here’s the problem.

Even if you’re setting goals right now you’re probably missing a HUGE part of the problem…

… which is why you’re not reaching them.

So before you set another empty goal…

Follow this process.

https://www.empowernetwork.com/dailyshow/episode-70-goal-getting-calm-confidence-of-going-viral?id=5685155

It’s simple, you can do it in a few minutes, and you’ll have a better chance of reaching your goals than anything else you’ll ever do.

https://www.empowernetwork.com/dailyshow/episode-70-goal-getting-calm-confidence-of-going-viral?id=5685155
See you inside,

– Thomas

3 Lessons I Have Learned From My Online Marketing Experiences!

No matter what you sell on the Internet today whether it is eBooks, products you have to mail out for services that you provide yourself you need to find customers. That much is certain but the more creative you are at finding those customers the more successful you are likely to be. And that’s why it is in your best interests to become familiar with social networking sites. Not to tell people all about what you do in your spare time or to share the intimate details of your life with, but to use as a method to gain more business. Yes, there are thousands of customers to be found on these sites. Despite the fact that they are intended for social purposes, they can be used for business purposes too. You just need to know how to do it. And there is no doubt that the people who are doing it already are reaping the rewards. There are such a high proportion of internet users who are members of at least one social networking site that you are ignoring a huge number of potential customers if you don’t at least try it. Facebook alone has over a hundred million users as of the middle of 2008, so you can see just how big an opportunity this is.
But I can guarantee that once you HAVE tried marketing to your audience in this way, you won’t want to stop.

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TO START WITH – DO YOUR HOMEWORK
This is vital if you are going to get some good results. Some social networking sites are quite lenient when it comes to members using them for business purposes. Others are completely against it. You need to know exactly where you stand with each one before you get started, because if you take a laid back approach with a site that doesn’t like it, you won’t get anywhere. This part is easy though. All you need to do is read the terms and conditions of each site that you are interested in, to see how promotional you are allowed to be. The more you know up front, the better you will be able to integrate yourself into each website. You should also take a look round and see what other people have done. But be careful with this approach because you may well come across people who have broken the rules and haven’t been discovered yet. And you certainly don’t want to join them, do you?

DON’T OVERDO IT
Before we get into how to make the most of social networking for business purposes, we should cover one important point. There are a lot of social networking sites online today, and it can be tempting to join them all. But this can actually harm your chances of marketing successfully through them. It works far better to join just two or three social networking sites rather than as many as you can. Just think about the amount of free time you have available each week. If you focus your efforts on a few sites rather than a lot, you’ll get far better results. Why? Simply because the people who start to follow you on the sites you do use will expect you to be reasonably active on there. And if you are trying to keep up with half a dozen or more sites, you will naturally be spreading yourself a lot thinner. And that means the effect will be diluted as well. So make sure you choose the best networks with the most people – and stick with them. And here we’re talking about the networks that have millions of followers. You won’t be aiming to connect with all of them, but you’ll soon find that you have a bigger niche audience to aim at – which is good news when it comes to making money. Incidentally when you are thinking about the sites that you should be joining, think about the type and age group of people who are using each site. You may need to do a bit of research here but it will be worth it. One site may have a huge audience comprised of college graduates, while another may feature a lot more young professionals. And if you are aiming at young professionals, then that first site – no matter how many users it has – won’t be the ideal one for you to join.

•TWO POPULAR SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY THINK ABOUT JOINING
Please note that these are my personal favorites. They are well worth considering for different reasons, which I shall reveal as we take a quick look at each one. So let’s take the guided tour, shall we?FACEBOOK
The biggest social networking site out there today. And it doesn’t mind you promoting your business either – the right way, which is why it gets on my top three list. You can actually join by proclaiming that you are a business and opening a business account, but you should be aware that you can’t then have a personal account as well. The rules regarding this are quite complex, so it’s worth checking out the help section before joining.

TWITTER
If you want big results for less work, then Twitter is the site for you. Why write a long message to people who are interested in what you have to say when 140 characters will do? That’s all you get to communicate with on Twitter, but it makes it easy to keep busy on the site. A minute or two here and there and you will soon have plenty of followers hanging onto your every word. Some people have even created a series of necessarily short pieces of advice, labeling them ‘1 of 12’ and so on, to create interest. It works well, too, and simply experimenting with using the 140 character limit to your advantage can create some good results.

•THINK SEO – BUT NOT TOO MUCH

Very few people think of putting keywords into their profiles at the various social networking sites. But keywords can bring you traffic on these sites just as they can all across the web. Most if not all social networking sites give you the opportunity to search for other members. Now think about how you would do this. If you knew the screen name of a specific member you’d type that in. But if you wanted to find other people who were as interested in your hobby or favorite subject as you are, you’d type in the name of your hobby, right? So if you have written a book on cars, type the word ‘cars’ into the search box and see what you get back. The same applies to whatever subject you might be promoting. So what you need to do is to make a list of the most popular keywords that are connected to your subject. Think about what people will look for and make sure those keywords are carefully peppered through your profile and your description. For example, you might describe yourself as an eBook writer who specializes in books about saving money. You can then add that in your spare time you focus on scouring the internet for new ways to save money on your household bills and so on. Do you get the idea? You’re presenting that professional face to people, but integrating it into your profile in a way that doesn’t feel like a sales pitch. If you overdo it you will certainly get the opposite effect that you are after. People know when they are being sold to, so you should always ensure that your writing comes across naturally. That should come before anything else. The same goes for any comments you add to your profile, or entries you add to your blog in the case of MySpace, or tweets you make in the case of Twitter. Don’t overdo it, but the odd keyword slipped in here and there won’t do anyone any harm – least of all you.

All these experience will pay off as you move forward with your Blog or website. Each of them is critical and getting your brand out there and getting recognized. It might take a few months but before you know it people with know you as an expert in your chosen Niche!

2 Important Tools For Building/Maximizing Your Email List

Is your online business floudering when it comes to getting people to buy? If you’re struggling to create consistent streams of income in your business, you’re part of a big club. The fact is, there is a ton of competition when it comes to getting eyeballs on your offers whether they be your own or affiliate promotions. Everyone is trying to generate as much traffic as possible which usually comes at an extremely high price. The good news is that there’s a way to generate traffic (and profit) on demand WITHOUT paying a dime. Interested?…
If you own an online business or are hoping to start one soon, you probably already know that you need an email list. What’s unfortunate is that most people who start web businesses (or brick and mortar businesses for that matter) fail and many of those failures could be avoided if they just had a list! You’ve probably seen all of the hype about building a list and promotions for products that promise to help you build a massive list overnight.
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Building Email Lists

It’s obvious that you absolutely need an e-mail list if you want to keep your business steadily making money. Here are three of the biggest benefits of having an e-mail list…

1) Making More Money From Past Customers – Let’s face it, the dream in business is that once a customer buys from us, they will come back to buy more. Sadly, this is not what actually happens the majority of the time. With an e-mail list, you can bring old customers back in by contacting them with a quick e-mail!

2) Turning Leads Into Cash Paying Customers – With an e-mail list you will be able to contact people that may have come into your store or made contact with you in some way. This puts your business in front of this person who initially showed interest in doing business with you so that when they are ready to buy, they immediately think of you.

3) Turning Slow Sales Days Into Record Breaking Sales Days – When you have an e-mail list of past customers and leads that you can follow up with, slow days are a thing of the past. Simply shoot out an e-mail with an offer and watch the sales come in.

These are just a few of the benefits of having an e-mail list that you can communicate with on a regular basis and is by no means an all inclusive list. There are literally hundreds of direct and indirect benefits to having an e-mail list, all of which will help yo make more money and get through tough economic times.

http://www.thomashowlandinfocoach.com/BuildingEmailLists
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Extracting Maximum Cash From Your Email List

What you can expect to learn in Extracting Maximum Cash From Your E-mail List…

E-mail marketing Revealed – what e-mail marketing means to your business and why you must do it effectively from day one!

Cater Your Writing – how to customize your writing in a way that makes individual readers interested and want to read your messages.

Content Tips – how to write content that grabs your readers attention and guides them through the message and towards the action you want them to take!

Campaign Management – the secret tactics of managing your campaigns in a systematic way that guarantees results!

Getting Results – how to take what you’ve learned and apply it quickly for maximum results in minimum time.

Increasing Conversions – tricks and tweaks you can make now to increase the response of any campaign!

Subject Lines & Bribes – Two little tricks in e-mail marketing that could change the Way you market through e-mail forever!

http://www.thomashowlandinfocoach.com/ExtractingMaximumCash
Both these great tools with help you build your list and extract as much cash as possible from your list. I have used both thee in the past.

Moves Like Jagger

What if you could make someone feel instant comfort simply using body language?

https://www.empowernetwork.com/dailyshow/episode-69-personal-space-body-language?id=5685155
See:

“Listening” to someone is very different than just hearing them.

“Listening” is about the intention.

“Listening” is about HOW you make someone feel WHILE they are speaking.

https://www.empowernetwork.com/dailyshow/episode-69-personal-space-body-language?id=5685155
The best part?

You are in control of this.

But like most people, you may be saying something very different with your body language than you want.

And if you’re selling?

This could be the difference between making that next sale, and losing out for good.

Learn how to connect better with the people around you with this small change:

https://www.empowernetwork.com/dailyshow/episode-69-personal-space-body-language?id=5685155
See you inside,

-Thomas

What do you do for a living?

“What do you do for a living?”

There’s plenty of common answers to this question.

Doctor, lawyer, insurance agent, librarian…

And then there’s your not so common answers (these are the ones I like).

“I help others make their dreams into reality”

“I travel the world learning and experiencing”

“I earn commissions while sipping out of a coconut”

When you tell people you make money online, without any kind of formal training and you work whenever you feel like it…

…People get confused.

It doesn’t make sense in their paradigm.

So ask yourself this: Do you really WANT it?

If So, This Daily Shortcut Episode Is For You:

https://www.empowernetwork.com/dailyshow/episode-68-how-to-become-a-professional-marketerid=5685155

If you really want to make a full-time income online, living the life that you dream of, you have to be willing to fail and work hard.

This One’s For The Serious Marketers Out There:

https://www.empowernetwork.com/dailyshow/episode-68-how-to-become-a-professional-marketerid=5685155

Are you one of them?

See you inside,

– Thomas