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What’s Your Most Important Relationship?

It is interesting that whenever you use the word “relationship”, the majority of people automatically think of “romantic relationships.”

Relationships come in many shapes and sizes, for example; your relationship with your best friend, your relationship with your barista at your favourite coffee shop (I couldn’t resist), your relationship with your next-door neighbour, your relationship with your boss and of course your relationships with other family members and people who are close to.

 

Relationships are not limited to the “romantic” variety, but the most important relationship of all is the one that we generally give the least attention to, in fact in a lot of cases it is often forgotten about altogether.

 

The most important relationship of all is the one you have with yourself… and unfortunately, even though we don’t intentionally focus on this relationship, our continual negative self talk has a profound impact on who we become, how we act and what we actually achieve in life.

 

If you want to achieve any kind of success, improve who you are or start creating really good quality relationships with others, then you need to change the story you keep telling yourself. That story needs to have all the “can’ts, don’ts, shouldn’ts, and other negative words removed… and before you use that very old worn out excuse of, “I am just being realistic”, understand this…

 

THE STORY THAT YOU KEEP TELLING YOURSELF WILL CONSTANTLY DEFINE YOU… so choose your words wisely and create a positive, dynamic and powerful story that will re-frame your reality, your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others.

 

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Time To Make A Change!

One of the greatest challenges in life is that we are constantly giving away our power.

 

We give our power away at work, in relationships (both personal and business), with our families and certainly with the society in which we live.

 

The best way in which to regain our power is to constantly improve what we know and make a decision to reduce our ignorance in areas that are important to us.

 

Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with being ignorant… what it means is that at any one point in time we didn’t get the knowledge or information that we needed… to help us in this moment… because that is something we can ALWAYS change, (stupid on the other hand, is another matter :-)).

 

Our business and work lives are such an important part of who we are and the success we create for ourselves, yet we do very little to make the necessary changes to improve what we do and how we do it.

 

Instead of worrying about what is going on in the world and how little power we have, we need to take steps to change what we are doing so that we can guarantee our future successes in our job or business.

 

Making the right connections, learning to have great conversations and building powerful and profitable relationships is a great place to start.

 

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Is Social Media Working For You?

One of the biggest challenges for the majority of businesses is the almost oppressive, time wasting inevitability of social media.

So called “Experts” would have us believe that you can use social media exclusively to deliver a significant ROI for our businesses.

I believe a lot of businesses are discovering that that is like building a house of matchsticks rather than a house of bricks and mortar to underpin a businesses success.

THINK ABOUT IT…

Old School Marketing (these figures are undisputed and have stood the test of time for over a hundred years).

For every 100 cold calls (email, letter (yes, snail mail), telemarketing etc…)

These are the average statistics:

Cold Calls –                       100

Positive Responses –       10

Actual Appointments –    3

Completed Sales –            1

Social Media Marketing

These are the average statistics:

Cold Calls –                       100,000

Positive Responses –       10

Actual Appointments –    3

Completed Sales –            1

Are there internet millionaires… of course there are… but they represent only 0.001% of ALL internet marketers

Yet they spend a great deal of time conning people into believing that you can be one too… sorry folks… you have the same same odds of winning a first division prize in any of the ‘lotto’s” around the world.

Don’t get me wrong… I believe social media is important…

But all aspects of social media need to simply be treated as effective, strategic tools in a greater marketing strategy…

A recent article by Lon Safco, This Is What Comes After Social Media, explains in great detail about how social media can actually work for businesses.

FACT!

Social media and its components now and in the future are here to stay.

We as businesses have a huge responsibility in finding a balance between social media use, traditional marketing implementation and appropriate time investment, for our success, because, our success will have a huge impact on our families and the communities around us.

We need to develop a balance between “old-world methodology and new-world technology”

Because without that balance… businesses will continue to fail, chasing social media “pipe-dreams”.

Truly… there is no such thing as a Social Media Expert…

The landscape continually changes so much and so fast… no one can keep up, so find what might work for you and work with someone who has had measurable success in your chosen social media niche.

For these “niche specialists” are the ones that can stay on top of the changes in their respective social media fields and translate that into successes for their clients.

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Another Weekend Bites the Dust…

Many of us have died… many more of us have been born… far too many of us are struggling in this thing we call life…

 

Life is simply too short to waste…

 

Today… more harsh words have been expressed than words of love and encouragement have been shared

 

WHY…? Because we have become too fearful… too complacent!

 

We live in a world where real connections are more critical than ever… for our success… as well as for our well-being.

 

Sadly… we have created a world where trust, authenticity, real values and true, honest communication have become VICTIMS to EXPEDIENCY.

 

A world where everything is done in meaningless soundbites… where narcissism and blatantly judgemental behaviour has become the norm… where people are valuing their uninformed and often worthless opinions instead of becoming truly informed…

 

Where REAL RELATIONSHIPS have started to disappear under the weight of this rampant onslaught on our lives…

 

Let’s make a promise to ourselves to communicate… write, talk, text (this is not really writing…LOL), sign, mime, hug or simply express with a smile… a word or two of encouragement, praise, caring and love to at least three people in the next 24 hours…

 

WHY…?

 

Because life IS too fleeting and a kind word of encouragement does more to lift someone’s spirits than anything else I know.

 

Be an ENCOURAGER for your life as well as for others… blessings… 🙂

 

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