Archives for July 2011

Kind Words From Two Guerrilla Business Intensive Participants

I just wanted to take some time to thank two individuals who recently shared a video that included a few kind words about their experience with the GBI program. Grahame and Melissa met each other at the GBI program in Melbourne this year, and are already benefitting from what they learned at the event. Take a look at what they had to say:

Thanks again to Grahame and Melissa! I wish you both continued success. Keep up the good work.

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau

How Do You Boost Your Productivity With Daily Interruptions?

What do you do with interruptions if you work from home or work in an office? Here are three helpful tips: wear a productivity hat, set aside intervals of critical productivity time, and  turn off additional interruptions like your cell phone, your fax, etc. To learn more about each of these tips, take a few minutes out of your day to watch the following video now:

Try these tips and don’t forget to tell me how they worked for you! Leave me a message on my Facebook page after you have started implementing one, two, or all of these tips.

Is Energy a Moral Virtue?

It was James Allen who first said, that ENERGY IS the working power in all achievement. Inert coal it converts into fire, and water it transmutes into steam; it vivifies and intensifies the commonest talent until it approaches to genius, and when it touches the mind of the dullard, it turns into a living fire that which before was sleeping in inertia.

Some people know what they need to do to have a successful internet business from home, but don’t extend the energy to get it done.  Watching this video may make the difference the next time you think for even one moment it’s not worth the energy.

Energy is a moral virtue, its opposing vice being laziness. As a virtue, it can be cultivated, and the lazy man can become energetic by forcibly arousing himself to exertion. Compared with the energetic man, the lazy man is not half alive. Even while the latter is talking about the difficult of doing a thing, the former is doing it. The active man has done a considerable amount of work before the lazy man has roused himself from sleep. While the lazy man is waiting for an opportunity, the active man has gone out, and met and utilized half a dozen opportunities. He does things while the other is rubbing his eyes.

What are the Major Attributes Of Leadership? | Servant Leadership Tips

The following are important factors of leadership. It’s relevant for all entrepreneurs, internet marketers and anyone who wants to market online and expects people to follow them:

1. UNWAVERING COURAGE based upon knowledge of self, and of one’s occupation. No follower wishes to be dominated by a leader who lacks self-confidence and courage. No intelligent follower will be dominated by such a leader very long.

2. SELF-CONTROL. The man who cannot control himself, can never control others. Self-control sets a mighty example for one’s followers, which the more intelligent will emulate.

3. A KEEN SENSE OF JUSTICE. Without a sense of fairness and justice, no leader can command and retain the respect of his followers.

4. DEFINITENESS OF DECISION. The man who wavers in his decisions, shows that he is not sure of himself. He cannot lead others successfully.

5. DEFINITENESS OF PLANS. The successful leader must plan his work, and work his plan. A leader who moves by guesswork, without practical, definite plans, is comparable to a ship without a rudder. Sooner or later he will land on the rocks.

6. THE HABIT OF DOING MORE THAN PAID FOR. One of the penalties of leadership is the necessity of willingness, upon the part of the leader, to do more than he requires of his followers. This is also the basis for servant leadership. You serve others by doing more than they expect.

7. A PLEASING PERSONALITY. No slovenly, careless person can become a successful leader. Leadership calls for respect. Followers will not respect a leader who does not grade high on all of the factors of a Pleasing Personality.

8. SYMPATHY AND UNDERSTANDING. The successful leader must be in sympathy with his followers. Moreover, he must understand them and their problems.

9. MASTERY OF DETAIL. Successful leadership calls for mastery of details of the leader’s position.

10. WILLINGNESS TO ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY. The successful leader must be willing to assume responsibility for the mistakes and the shortcomings of his followers. If he tries to shift this responsibility, he will not remain the leader. If one of his followers makes a mistake, and shows himself incompetent, the leader must consider that it is he who failed.

11. COOPERATION. The successful leader must understand, and apply the principle of cooperative effort and be able to induce his followers to do the same. Leadership calls for POWER, and power calls for COOPERATION.

If you are going to run your own internet marketing business, and make money from home on the internet you must learn the leadership skills that go along with being successful.

There are two forms of Leadership. The first, and by far the most effective, is LEADERSHIP BY CONSENT of, and with the sympathy of the followers.

The second is LEADERSHIP BY FORCE, without the consent and sympathy of the followers. History is filled with evidences that Leadership by Force cannot endure. The downfall and disappearance of “Dictators” and kings is significant. It means that people will not follow forced leadership indefinitely.

The world has just entered a new era of relationship between leaders and followers, which very clearly calls for new leaders, and a new brand of leadership in business and industry. Those who belong to the old school of leadership-by-force, must acquire an understanding of the new brand of leadership (cooperation) or be relegated to the rank and file of the followers.

There is no other way out for them.

Leadership by consent is what effective online marketing is all about. People will follow you online once they know how much you care, and how well you have embodied these major attributes of leadership.

What are your thoughts? Your comments are welcomed.

5 Ways to Create Thoughtful Content on Facebook, Twitter and Your Blog

What I’m about to share may be against what you’ve thought social media is all about. I invite you to put your judgements to the side until after you’ve experienced all 5 ideas below for yourself. Then, I want to hear YOUR thoughts on thoughtful content.

  1. Start writing the way you talk. When you have a great idea, how do you express it to others verbally? Write the same way.
  2. Stop writing about your company and your products/services. Over promoting your business is the number one mistake people make with social media posting. Instead, start thinking about what buyer problems you can solve and share insightful topics that will appeal to them.
  3. Start writing on purpose. What’s the purpose for your blog? Your Facebook page? For Tweeting? What are you trying to accomplish. Figure this out first and creating content becomes easier.
  4. Stop spending more time on the content than you do the titles. Creating great titles is the most important part of creating great content. Start spending 80% of your content creation time thinking and writing your headline. Then spend the other 20% actually writing the rest.
  5. Start being original. Instead of quoting other people, start quoting yourself. Instead of referencing great research, start doing and writing about your own research.

It’s only 5 things to think about. Yet it can take you 5 days, 5 months or even 5 years to master them.

Start now.

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