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Motivation in a Minute – Simple Skills to Self-Motivate and Mood-Regulate

Motivation in a Minute – Simple Skills to Self-Motivate and Mood-Regulate

It dawned on me that there are some things worth mentioning around ‘motivation’ – how to access it and how to maintain it. Here are my top 5 tips:

1. Listen to uplifting music
Whether it’s Mozart, Motorhead or Musicals, if you have a piece (or pieces) of music which makes you feel great and inspired when you listen to them, make a resolution to up-the-ante and get them on the stereo a little more often!

2. Invest in some motivational audios
These are great for listening on your personal stereo or ipod when you have gap-time (on the bus, in the car, while you’re walking). I recommend some of the audio material from JackCanfield.com and from TonyRobbins.com. Like me, they’re professionals of the human potential movement and their material will give you a whole new opportunity to frame your life in a rich way.

3. Spend time with 'positive friends'
How many times have you felt down, headed over to a great friend’s house for a tea and a rant, and you’ve come away feeling positive, bright and ready to face the world – head held high? Make a mental note of who these people are and actively choose to spend a little more time with them each week.

4. Stretch your holiday excitement
Having an exciting occasion for you and the children to look forward to together
is so much more than just the holiday itself. I often count down to a holiday (or even a weekend away or a mini-break to see family) as far as 30 days beforehand with my daughter. It makes the magic and excitement of the event stretch to positively enhance a greater percentage of our lives, and at no extra financial investment.

5. Eat fresh healthy food
It’s a proven fact that fresh fruit and vegetables will contribute positively to our physical and emotional selves. The more resources we give our body, the less energy it has to spend managing ‘excess’ (these might be excess carbohydrate, fat, sugar or salt … just say ‘no’!). Play to your and your children’s advantage by gradually dialing up the ‘fresh’ part of your diet and watch how this gradually enhances your positive mood management!

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How One Can Achieve 10 Simple Steps To Self Motivation

Every day of your life you are selling yourself, nothing happens until you're successful at doing that.

We're all in the selling business whether we like it or not. It doesn't matter whether you're a lawyer or an accountant, a manager or a politician, an engineer or a doctor.

We all spend a great deal of our time trying to persuade people to buy our product or service, accept our proposals or merely accept what we say.

Before you get better at persuading or influencing other people - you need to get better at self-motivation and selling yourself.

Here are 10 simple steps to self-motivation:

#1 - You must believe in the product

Selling yourself is pretty much like selling anything. Firstly, you need to believe in what you're selling. That means believing in "you." It's about lots of positive self-talk and the right attitude.

The first thing people notice about you is your attitude. If you're like most people then you'll suffer from lack of confidence from time to time.

It really all comes down to how you talk to yourself. The majority of people are more likely to talk to themselves negatively than positively - this is what holds them back in life.

It isn't just about a positive attitude; it's about the right attitude - the quality of your thinking.

Successful people have a constructive and optimistic way of looking at themselves and their work. They have an attitude of calm, confident, positive self-expectation. They feel good about themselves and believe that everything they do will lead to their inevitable success.

If you're in a sales job or a business owner or a manager then you need to continually work on your attitude. You need to listen to that little voice inside your head. Is it saying you're on top, going for it and confident, or is it holding you back.

If you're hearing - "I can't do this or that" or "They won't want to buy at the moment" or "We're too expensive" then you'd better change your self-talk or change your job.

Start to believe in yourself and don't let things that are out with your control effect your attitude.

Avoid criticising, condemning and complaining and start spreading a little happiness.

Remember the saying of Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company - "If you believe you can do a thing, or if you believe you can't, in either case you're probably right."

#2 - The packaging must grab attention

Like any other product we buy, the way the product is packaged and presented will influence the customer's decision to buy.

Everything about you needs to look good and you must dress appropriately for the occasion. And don't think that just because your customer dresses casually, that they expect you to dress the same way.

The style and colour of the clothes you wear, your spectacles, shoes, briefcase, watch, the pen you use, all make a statement about you.

#3 - Smile

No need to get carried away, you don't need a big cheesy grin, just a pleasant open face that doesn't frighten people away.

#4 - Use names

Use the customers name as soon as you can but don't over do it. Business is less formal nowadays however be careful of using first names initially. Make sure your customer knows yours and remembers it. You can do the old repeat trick -"My name is Bond, James Bond" or "My name is James, James Bond"

#5 - Watch the other person

What does their body language tell you? Are they comfortable with you or are they a bit nervous? Are they listening to you or are their eyes darting around the room. If they're not comfortable and not listening then there's no point telling them something important about your business.

Far better to make some small talk and more importantly -get then to talk about themselves.

It's best to go on the assumption that in the first few minutes of meeting someone new, they won't take in much of what you say. They're too busy analysing all the visual data they're taking in.

#6 - Listen and look like you're listening.

Many people, particularly men, listen but don't show that they're listening. The other person can only go on what they see, not what's going on inside your head. If they see a blank expression then they'll assume you're "out to lunch."

The trick is to do all the active listening things such as nodding your head, the occasional "UH-HUH" and the occasional question.

#7 - Be interested.

If you want to be INTERESTING then be INTERESTED. This really is the most important thing you can do to be successful at selling yourself.

The majority of people are very concerned about their self-image. If they sense that you value them, that you feel that they're important and worth listening to, then you effectively raise their self-image. If you can help people to like themselves then they'll LOVE you.

Don't fall into the trap of flattering the other person, because most people will see right through you and they won't fall for it. Just show some genuine interest in the customer and their business and they'll be much more receptive to what you say.

#8 - Talk positively.

Don't say - "Isn't it a horrible day" or "Business is pretty tough at present" or any thing else that pulls the conversation down. Say things like (and only the truth) - "I like the design of this office" or "I've heard some good reports about your new product."

#9 - Mirror the other person

This doesn't mean mimicking the other person, it just means you speaking and behaving in a manner that is similar to the customer.

For example, if your customer speaks slowly or quietly, then you speak slowly or quietly. Remember people like people who are like themselves.

#10 - Warm and friendly

If you look or sound stressed or aggressive then don't be surprised if the other person gets defensive and less than willing to co-operate.

If you look and sound warm and friendly, then you're more likely to get a positive response.

This isn't about being all nicey-nicey. It's about a pleasant open face or a warm tone over the telephone.

Before we can get down to the process of selling our product, our service or our ideas then we need to be as sure as we can be - that the customer has bought us and that we have their full attention.

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3 Simple Email Marketing Tips

Here are a couple simple email marketing tips that will increase your conversions

Email Marketing Tip 1.
Creating an interesting subject line is essential when drafting your emails. A provocative subject line promoting you, your product or service is very important when writing your email offers.

A good start is to include information about your business that solves a typical problem. The idea is to give an instant overview of the offering for your subscribers. The goal is to arouse curiosity. Let people know that you have a solution to an issue that may be effective your subscriber’s success. Once the email is opened, you have 80% of the work done.

Email Marketing Tip 2.
When promoting your own products or affiliate products, don't be afraid to point out the negatives and the positives. By being honest you will win the trust of the people on your list.

People buy from people they like. Being honest over time will show subscribers you're not just trying to make a quick buck. It takes a long time to build a good reputation and about 8 seconds to kill it.

Email Marketing Tip 3.
Testing and tracking is essential to your email marketing success. You must test and track the number sent, opened, clicked and rejected. All of these metrics are important. If you don't know which efforts are producing the results then you really don't know where you're wasting your time and money.

One time tracking is not enough. You must continuously monitoring results from the email campaigns. This will allow you to see how responsive your subscribers are to a specific subject line, body copy and offer. Better known as split testing, this method will help deliver better messages and promotes a more responsive list.

The end result should be to develop trust. When you have developed trust. People will know that you only deliver or recommend quality products or services. Then when an outstanding product or service comes out, and you have nothing but good things to say about it, your subscribers will trust that the product will be good for them and will buy it freely. The reason? They know that it is not a scam and you are honestly looking out for their business.

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How To Become An Internet Marketing Specialist – 3 Simple Steps to Become an Internet Marketing Specialist!

How To Become An Internet Marketing Specialist

Maybe you've heard this before or maybe you haven't, but the first and most important factor to become an Internet marketing specialist is your mindset. You must feel like a six figure a year earner or millionaire before you can be one. To do this just ask yourself, what do these people do? Do they exercise daily? Do they read personal development books or listen to CDs in their vehicles daily? Do they surround themselves constantly with people who are negative or do they search and build relationships with people who are positive and have more than themselves? All these things contribute to your mindset and the feeling people get when they speak to you and are around you. Mindset is often the first barrier people come to and most can not master. Remember this statement, you must first master your mindset to master your life and receive everything you want. How To Become An Internet Marketing Specialist

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