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How To Turn Email Subscribers Into Customers

How To Turn Email Subscribers Into Customers

Email Subscribers Into Paying Customers

How To Turn Email Subscribers Into Customers

So you’re starting to get subscribers on your email list. You’re drawing them in with great content and a series of opt-ins that promise solutions to their problems. So how do you turn subscribers into customers?

 

 

So What’s Next?

It’s all well and good having an email list bursting at the seams, but what’s the point if you’re not able to turn those subscribers into customers?

For any small business, the key goal of an email list should be creating connections and, during that process, you should pick up customers.

It’s really not enough to sign people up onto your list and then just hope, pray, and wish they buy something from one of your unconnected blasts you send out every now and again.

You’d think businesses would be done using this tactic. They should know Customers want to build a relationship with a brand and feel like the business totally gets them and their pain points. This is how you can turn your subscribers into customers.

Sounds a bit abstract right? Build relationships = avid fans and customers.

But how do you get to that point? How do you start building relationships with your subscribers in a way that makes them want to hit that “buy” button? How do you continue connecting with them over a long period of time?

Today, I’m going to delve into three key ways you can do this. These strategic techniques are becoming more and more common in the email marketing world because they work. Because they create connections and resonate with prospects.

  1.  Nurture Your Subscribers

This also sounds a bit abstract, right?

Let’s dig deeper into what nurture really means when it comes to email marketing.

Think about it this way. Would you be more likely to buy from a business who hit you with a sales email three months after you subscribed?  Or, would you be more likely to buy from a business who emailed you once a week with thoughtful emails, and then hit you with one or two soft pitches a couple of weeks later?

I think I can take a guess at your answer.

Nurturing is about three things:

  1. Being consistent with your messages. This means sending regular emails and being consistent with your tone and what you send. If you start sending friendly, colloquial emails about dog toys and then suddenly switch to sending corporate emails about finances, your subscribers are going to be confused and lose trust in you.
  2. Understanding your subscribers’ needs. This means knowing what it is your subscribers need help with. Then you have to send them emails that show you understand their issues and that offer solutions to those problems.
  3. Focusing on your subscribers, not your business. A lot of brands make the mistake of sending emails out that are all about them. This is a rookie error. Instead, your emails should focus on your subscribers and their needs.

 

 

So how can you nurture your subscribers?

Drip campaigns are great for this because once they’re set up, they pretty much run all by themselves.

With the write autoresponder you can easily set up a 5 or 7-part drip sequence. You can trigger it to go out when someone signs up to your list. Within this sequence, you want to be consistent with your copy and your message, show that you understand your subscribers’ needs, and focus on them not you.

Your email sequence may look something like this:

  1. Introductory email asking subscribers to reply with their biggest struggle
  2. A brief overview of your story and why you’re the person to help them solve their problems (focus on them, and how your expertise can help your subscribers)
  3. A link to a blog post that answers a big question you get a lot from subscribers
  4. A soft pitch for your product, sharing the benefits and what your subscribers’ lives will look like after they purchase it
  5. An exclusive blog post that answers another key question subscribers have about your industry or product

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2.  Engage Your Subscribers

Next, you should be engaging your subscribers. That means not just sending out links to your blog posts – otherwise they might as well not have signed up for your list and instead just added your RSS feed to their reader.

Becoming a subscriber should feel special. It should feel like being part of an exclusive club or community, so you want to engage your subscribers.

A selection of emails from Elle & Company – note how they dig behind the scenes: “You probably don’t know this about me”, but also focus on the subscriber: “Your first step to freelance freedom.”There are a few ways you can do this:

  • Send out exclusive, behind-the-scenes stories. Show them what goes on in your business that other people don’t get to see.
  • Create content especially for them. Think e-books, worksheets, and guides that only subscribers can access.
  • Create a literal community. Invite them to become part of a group, like a FB group or a Slack group where they can interact with other subscribers who have the same pain points and needs as them.
  • Keep producing big content. This content continuously shows your expertise and builds trust among your subscribers – one of the most important things when it comes to turning them into customers.

 

 

 

3.  Hone in On Their Specific Needs

You’ll start to find that not all of your subscribers have the exact same needs. Some might just be at the start, and some might be semi-experts that just need a push in the right direction.

This means that sending out uniform emails to everyone is likely to alienate certain groups. If you’re sending beginner-style guides to people who are almost experts, they’re going to tune you out.

So how can you hone in on the specific needs of each subscriber?

  • Segment your list. That means instead of having one big list, you have lots of little lists that are divided up by interests and needs.
  • Ask subscribers to click a certain link to show which category they fall into so you can determine what kind of emails they’d prefer to receive.
  • Craft individual content for each of these lists that really taps into their specific needs.

 

This might seem like a time-consuming activity, but it’s incredibly effective. When a subscriber can nod along to what you’re saying and feel like you’re speaking directly to them, they are 10 times more likely to buy from you.

So there you have it: three key ways you can turn subscribers into customers. It’s not about bombarding them with sales emails, it’s about building relationships and connecting with them. When you can do this, the sales will start to come in thick and fast.

Now It’s Your Turn…

 

Now you know the methods to turn subscribers into customers. But you are going to need an autoresponder software to actually implement these techniques.

Luckily for you Sendlane™ is currently offering a free trial of our email marketing software!

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How To Create a Free Tracking Link With Click Meter

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5 Mistakes That Ruin Your Landing Page Conversions

 

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5 Mistakes that Ruin Your Landing Page Conversions

 

Landing pages are important, but often receive too little attention for optimization.

It might just be one page in a massive marketing strategy, but if it isn’t effective, building a email list is nearly impossible.

Here are some of the most common mistakes I see that ruin landing page conversions.

1) You Have an Unclear Call-To-Action

A clear call-to-action is probably the most important element of an effective landing page, yet somehow, 53% of websites don’t have one that stands out to visitors within three seconds.

Landing page visitors need to be told what to do immediately, or they’ll just back away.

Here are some tips to improve your CTA’s visibility:

  • Make sure it’s above the fold
  • Have the colors stand out from surrounding elements
  • Don’t be generic (CTAs like “Click Here” or “Buy Now” often fail to inspire action)

Since clicking your CTA button is the ultimate action you’re seeking with a landing page, I highly recommend split testing it. Test out different colors, text, size, and position on the page to see which elements drive the most conversions.

     2) You Ask for Too Much Information

It can be tempting to ask for all sorts of information from leads as part of your sign up form. Get their full name, age, address, phone number, business size and more — then you can use these as segments in your email marketing message.

But ask for too much information, and a lot of people will think the signup isn’t worth it.

Avoid this conversion killer by asking for as little information as possible. Just a name and email address will do the trick.

Then, you can follow up with your leads in your marketing emails, offering more valuable content in exchange for more information.

When subscribers click to download the content, Slides could ask for a little bit more information for segmentation, such as a phone number or business size.

     3) You Provide Too Much Information

In general, brief copy on landing pages tend to convert better. Offer too much information about your product or service, and you might just overwhelm visitors.

But visitors can scroll on to get more information about our service below the fold if they want.

Your ideal landing page length really depends on your business and purpose. Neil Patel says your landing page correlates with your sales price. High dollar items usually require more information to convince people to convert.

     4) It’s Not Relevant to Your Ads

Yes, it is a pain to create a unique landing page for every ad you put out there. But I’ve noticed even some of the biggest brands lose big by linking ads to landing pages that aren’t relevant.

Here’s some advice to avoid the problem:

Tell people what to expect.

Make sure your advertisement communicates the actual goal of your landing page, so there’s no surprises. If your goal is to get people to sign up for an account on your website, say so in the ad.

Use the same language.

Don’t give visitors any reason to scare away from your landing page by drastically changing your language and messaging from what they saw in the ad.

For example, if your ad invited visitors to download a white-paper, don’t refer to it as a report on your landing page.

Meclads found that actually using the same keywords on your landing page and ad can increase lead generation by 144%.

     5) It Isn’t Mobile Optimized

Mobile traffic passed desktop traffic for the first time in history back in 2014. So if your website (and its landing pages) aren’t optimized for mobile reading, you’re already behind on the game.

Now It’s Your Turn…

Make sure your adjust your landing pages to make sure that you don’t have any of the above issues

Yours Truly,

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How to Grab Your Subscriber’s Attention in E-mail Subject Lines

How to Grab Your Subscriber’s Attention in E-mail Subject Lines

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How to Grab Attention in an E-mail’s Subject Line

 

It’s been said time and time again that first impressions count. That’s not just for in-person meetings anymore. In a technologically-inclined world, first impressions via a subject line for emails can mean the difference between being read by a potential client or being deleted immediately.

Numbers Game

The average subject line for emails holds about 90 characters. When reading emails on a computer or tablet about 90 characters appear, this includes the subject line and, depending on the subject line’s length, the first few characters of the e-mail body.

However, if readers check their e-mails on mobile devices, only about 40 characters are displayed, oftentimes this means just the  email subject line. Those first 40 characters are critical in a first impression. How do you make them increase the effectiveness of your e-mail marketing?

Subject Line for Emails Dos and Don’ts

 

– Do keep it short and sweet.

Studies show shorter subject line for emails (41 characters or less), tend to be opened more often than longer subject lined e-mails. This might be due in part to the aforementioned character limit in the inbox menu, or is representative of busy readers preferring shorter e-mails. Readers may associate a longer email subject line with a longer e-mail that they might not have time to read and will simply delete. Stick to shorter to increase your chances of being opened! 

– Do ask relevant questions.

Asking a relevant question in the subject line gets readers thinking of a response. Bonus points for zeroing in on potential problems your customers may have like “What’s slowing down your productivity?”

Getting really relevant may mean breaking down your e-mail list into groups categorized by industry, age, or most purchased services. The categories depend on your business. E-mail software like SendLane can help keep everything organized and send out automated e-mails every time new clients subscribe.

– Do give the audience a taste of something delicious.

Have your ever been offered a bit of something tasty: a perfectly cooked piece of steak, a bite of decadent dessert, or a sip of an expertly made beverage, then wanted more? That’s what your subject line should be: a taste of something interesting and worthwhile that persuades your reader to learn more. In the e-mail body, the persuasion continues into a rich newsletter, to a landing page, or call to action.

How do you make a subject line delicious? Figure out what makes your audience tick. A great way is presenting a problem that your services or goods can solve. For example:

“Five recipes to make sad berries shine” works for a food-centric business that has clients stuck with lots of end-of-summer berries. Readers who don’t want to waste food, or are just interested in learning new recipes will continue reading.

“Dry, brown lawns can be green in no time!” is ideal for a home improvement store or landscaping service pushing lawn care products and services. Busy readers who think green, lush lawns take lots of time will be intrigued by this time-saving promise.

Remember, a good e-mail is benefits rich, so try giving a taste of the benefits in the subject.

– Don’t use spam vocabulary.

Avoid using spammy terminology such as sale, buy, free, help, etc. A good rule of thumb is verbiage that is repeated constantly on infomercials. You can also test yourself by perusing your e-mail’s spam folder and identifying possible culprits for the spammy categorization (just don’t open anything that looks like it contains a virus.)

– Don’t be misleading.

There’s nothing more disappointing than seeing a subject line promising one thing, but opening an e-mail to find something entirely different. That’s a sure fire way to lose trust with recipients and possibly end up on their blocked e-mails list.

– Don’t underestimate the power of a verb.

People, whether they’ll admit it or not, like to be told what to do. That’s why marketing is filled with calls to action and requests to retweet, share, and comment. Just take a look at these two subject lines:

Without a verb: “This Thursday night’s event”

With a verb: “Eat, drink, and be merry this Thursday”

Which Thursday event sounds like more fun?

Are you starting to see the BIG Picture to write better email subject lines in your autoresponder campaigns?

Now It’s Your Turn…

Start applying these corrective steps to achieve better and more effective email subject lines.

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How to Tell if Your Email Marketing is Broken or Ineffective

How to Tell if Your Email Marketing is Broken or Ineffective

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How to Tell if Your Email Marketing is Broken

 

You have just written a convincing email that you can’t wait to blast out to your email list.

The content that you have within the email is so great that you can hardly wait for the responses you will get from the people who read it. This email is going to generate some good $$$ for you.

After 24 hours you receive no responses. You understand people are busy so you are not worried.

48 hours pass by and still no responses. You’re a little anxious, but you know you can’t rush the process.

After an entire week and no responses, you are devastated. You thought you had created an email that was impossible to resist.

WHAT HAPPENED?!

What happened is your email marketing is broken. Somewhere within your email marketing system, there is a broken process that denies you the ability to convert readers into warm leads, who can easily be converted into customers.

That is your goal right? To create engaging emails that produce revenue for your business?

You set the right goal, but what you are currently doing is not helping you achieve your desired outcome.

Provided are 4 ways to tell if your email marketing is broken, and how to correct them.

1 ) Your Emails are Ignored

Everybody hates their emails being ignored. It basically says that the recipient of the email either didn’t find your email to be worth reading or simply not worth being responded to.

That can be a deflating feeling. Your homework is to find out exactly why people are ignoring your emails.

Here are a few reasons why they could be getting ignored:

  • They are not warm emails. If you have bought a random email list or just placed people on your email list from cards you have gathered, chances are that those people are not your target customers. The best way to collect emails is by allowing people to opt into your email subscriptions, via your blog or website. When people subscribe to your email list, it means that they actually want to receive additional information from you via email.
  • Your subject line isn’t appealing. Your subject either doesn’t interest people or it sounds like a pushy sales email.
  • Here are some examples:

A Boring Subject: Advice About Marketing

A Pushy Sales Subject:You Must Buy this Course to Improve Your Marketing

A Opened Subject: 5 Guaranteed Ways to Turn Your Marketing Campaign into Instant Sales

Do you see the difference? Approach people with a way for them to receive a benefit and they will be more inclined to open your email and read your offer.

2) People are Confused About Your Message

The worst thing for any marketing campaign to do is to be all over the place. These are the campaigns that try to appeal to everyone, instead of having a central target market to focus on. You can’t be a B2B business but your sent emails are talking about consumer issues.

Also, confusing messages don’t make it clear what is the intent of the email. And when people are confused, they disengage.

Are you signing people up for your course?

If not, are you selling a product or service?

Or, are you just communicating to keep people engaged?

Don’t try to do 5 things in one email. Keep it simple so people know what your intentions are. This enables them to easily make a decision. You would rather have a clear decision being made, instead of people just moving along because they are not sure what to do.

3) Your unsubscribe rate is high

When people unsubscribe from your email list, it could be due to a number of factors. The following are 2 big reasons for unsubscribers:

  • You email them too much. Don’t send an email every day. It becomes an annoyance and starts to look like spam, rather than useful information. Moderately send out emails, and make sure that they are not all focused on selling. You can also provide people with industry news, company news, and blog updates – mix it up.
  • Your emails aren’t valuable. If you aren’t educating people when you send emails, you are wasting your time. The purpose of email marketing is to be seen as an authority, not a nuisance or the same as everyone else. Get to know your subscribers. Ask them questions and dig deep into their answers so that you can provide them with emails that they can’t resist.

 

 

 

4) You aren’t converting opened emails into customers

How dare you send an email with the intent to sell without a call to action!

When implementing a call to action, you must effectively illustrate why the call to action is to be clicked on. This is done by:

  • Addressing the problem. Outline the problems people are having. This will help to establish that you have a real understanding of your target market, which leads to a deeper connection being made
  • Explaining why the problem occurs. Now you must demonstrate your expertise. Breakdown the cause of the occurring problem.
  • Providing a solution. You don’t give away the grand prize when doing this. This is what your call to action is here for – to provide the solution. Instead, you speak about the value of your solution, enticing people to click on the call to action.

 

 

Conclusion

Don’t let these type of mistakes ruin your email marketing efforts. Your goal is to produce high conversions, but that goal cannot be realized if you aren’t producing emails that are engaging and effective. So take some time and do analysis of your email marketing campaigns and correct the mistakes listed in this blog.

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7 Steps To Network Marketing Success

7 Steps To Network Marketing Success

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I wanted to start this blog topic of The 7 Seven Steps To Network Marketing Success with a definition of what network marketing actually means, because most people don’t have a foundational understanding of what it means to by a network marketing.

 

Definition Of Network Marketing

A sales strategy in which a salesperson attends meetings of organizations whose members are likely to be interested in a particular product or service in order to develop a book of business. The three major components of network marketing involve prospecting (finding sources of potential customers), following up with inquiries from interested parties, and selling the good or service to the prospect. Once prospects are cultivated, the salesperson will try to use his or her relationships with the prospect to get in contact with other individuals that the prospect might know.

There is a real shift from working a normal everyday 9-5 to the world of network marketing. People from all walks of life are deciding that they have had enough of the rigors of working for someone else. Here is a hard truth, if you don’t cultivate and build your dream, someone will hire you to build theirs. So it is vital that you have an outlet for generating an income. There is no better way to do that than entering the network marketing space. However, many enter this space and fail miserably because they are doing it the wring way. So below I want to give you a brief list of things that will make your journey a successful one.

7 Steps To Network Marketing Success

 

 

Step One:  Pick it and Stick it. 

The first step toward becoming a success in this profession is to pick a company and stop looking for opportunity elsewhere.  Every moment you spend looking around is time that could be invested in productive activities that build the company you are already in.

You can make money in lots of companies.  In fact…ANY legitimate, real network marketing business is a place where if you decide to “hang your hat” can become a productive source of income for you.  Time is ticking.  Every moment you spend dilly-dallying around is costing you money.  Pick a horse and ride it.  If it knocks you off, get back on.  And trust me…it will knock you off.  Your objective is to keep getting back on the horse even when it takes you for a wild ride.

 

 

Step Two:  Remove your Emotions

This is a business, not a dating game.  You must remove any and all emotional responses to what happens WHILE building the business.  It can be very easy to become discouraged or frustrated when you let your emotions come into play.I realize that we are all human and humans have emotions.  However, you get to CHOOSE how you react to specific situations you encounter in the field.When a prospect who you THOUGHT was going to join, decides not to, or decides to join another opportunity, that is simply life, and life in this business.  Get over it.  Move on.  Don’t hold onto it and don’t get depressed or down over it.  Leaders don’t allow their emotions to get the best of them.Understand this clearly.  You will have people come and go.  You will have situations where you feel that someone is going to “knock it out of the park” for you and then they do nothing.  You will also have the opposite occur.  You’ll likely sponsor someone who you thought couldn’t even do the deal and they become one of your best reps.The key in all of this is to treat it like a business, and not allow your emotions to play tricks on you.  Remember, YOU DECIDE how you react.  Your emotions are controllable.  So…control them.

 

 

 

Step Three:  Get your Priorities in Line. 

Do what makes you money.  Focus your time doing things that specifically generate money for you.  The only thing that directly leads to revenue is signing up new reps and selling your product.  Anything else is secondary.Look at your day.  Track yourself.  Are you spending most of your time conducting revenue producing activities, or are you simply being busy doing stuff that doesn’t really matter?If you are having a hard time being focused, stop every hour and quickly review what you’ve done the prior 60-minutes.  If you weren’t prospecting or talking to people about what you do, then you’ve likely got your priorities mixed up. Things like blog posts, placing ads, and personal development should be done during DOWN time, not during PRIME time.  Prime Time is any time where you could be talking to another human being about your business.  And…while everyone keeps different schedules, the reality is that most people sleep at night.  So Prime Time for prospecting in network marketing is usually from 7am to 10pm at night in whatever time zone that person is in.

 

 

Step Four:  Follow the Leader. 

Don’t make the mistake of trying to do it “your way”.  If you’ve never made money in this business, then follow someone who has.Too many successful people, who’ve had success OUTSIDE of network marketing think it’s ok to do it “their” way.  They don’t have a way.  They’re new.If you want to be successful in network marketing, follow the lead of someone who is making money in network marketing.  Be humble.  You don’t need to be right.  It’s better to make money in this business than having to be right all the time.I can’t think of a single company where you couldn’t find someone to emulate.  Look at the biggest leaders in the business you are in, and follow their lead.  Do whatever you can to COPY what it is that they are doing.  Playing COPY CAT is a very good thing in this profession…or anything else for that matter.If you want to be good at anything, it’s a good idea do follow someone else who is good at it and do what they’re doing.

 

 

 

Step Five:  Don’t Stop. 

Just when you feel like quitting is typically when you are about to have your biggest breakthrough moment.  Do yourself and your check a favor and stick to your plan. Quitting never worked for anyone.  I promise that it won’t work for you either.  Stay UNTIL it happens.One of your greatest challenges will be your willingness to stick to it during tough times.  Rome wasn’t built in a day.  Nothing truly worthwhile happens overnight.I know you probably hate hearing this, but the raw truth is that success in this business takes time.  Volume takes time to accumulate.  People take time to figure this out.  Your group will not grow to thousands in a month.   Your check won’t either.It is imperative that you exercise patience in the face of your work and the challenges that come along with it.  The only way to fail in this business is to quit.If you don’t stop, you’ll get there.  You just might get there at a different time than you expected.  In fact, most people over-promise and under-deliver on their own expectations when it comes to making it in network marketing.  Hang tight.  Keep your head down and stay after it.

 

 

 

Step Six:  Develop your Skills. 

You need skills in this business.  Skills take time to acquire.  The good news is that you CAN acquire them if you decide to.Skills are acquired in one of two ways.The first way is by being in action and learning through experience.  You can’t acquire skills by staring at your phone or avoiding your lead list.  The only way to begin to get better is to start taking action.  The more consistent action you take, the better you’ll get.Think about the very first time you made a call and how uncomfortable you may have been.  Perhaps you were even nervous at the thought of making that first call.  You now know, if you’ve made it through your first dozen calls or so that each and every call becomes a bit easier to make. The second way you acquire skills is by studying and then APPLYING what you just learned.  It can be a simple as a conversation with someone where they share something cool with you that they use in their business to produce results.  You then take what you learned and use it.  It could also be something you learned at an event, a seminar, a conference call, a book, a CD or anything else for that matter.

 

 

Step Seven:  Do What you Don’t Feel Like Doing. 

Success comes to people who are willing to stretch and push themselves past their mostly self-imposed limitations.In order for you to grow and get better, you have to be willing to do things that you don’t feel like doing.  You should be pushing yourself just past that “comfort zone” every single day.What was once very uncomfortable and out of your range, now becomes comfortable and easy.  Once that new thing becomes easy, you continue to stretch yourself again.If making five phone calls is hard, double it to ten.  If getting in front of an audience scares you, then do it any way.  If talking to a stranger and engaging them in conversation doesn’t feel good, then do it anyhow.The only way for you to grow is to put yourself in growth situations.

 

 

Those are the 7 Steps For Network Marketing Success and direct selling.  The only way for you to benefit from what I’ve just shared with you is to apply it.The choice is yours.  Make the right one. If you like what you just read and think you know someone in network marketing who could benefit by reading this, feel free to share. Also, if you are looking for a great place to start your network marketing success journey where you can earn up to $1000 a day, just click the more information button below.

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Motivational Quotes To Live By

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Here are a few Motivational Quotes To Live By

 

We all need a little motivational from time to time if not daily. With that being said here are a few of my favorite motivational quotes that I like to live my life by.

 

1.”Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to always try one more time”-Thomas A. Edison

 

2“The way get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney.

 

3. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” -Winston Churchill

 

4.“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” -Will Rogers

 

5.“You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.”- Unknown

 

6.“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”- Vince Lombardi

 

7.“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.”- Steve Jobs

 

8.“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”- Rob Siltanen

 

9.“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”- Og Mandino

 

10. “Entrepreneurs are great at dealing with uncertainty and also very good at minimizing risk. That’s the classic entrepreneur.”- Mohnish Pabrai

 

11. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”- Maya Angelou

 

12. “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.”- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

 

Take some time and digest/apply some of these motivational quotes that will change your life.

 

Yours Truly,

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8 Activities To Help Build Self Confidence

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Are you struggling with self confidence?

 

Here are my 8 suggestions that should help

 

8 Activities That Build Your Self-Confidence

 

Everything becomes easier when you’re brimming with self-confidence. As soon as

self-doubt enters your mind, your ability to act is compromised. Self-confidence might

seem to rise and fall in a random fashion, but there are steps you can take to increase

the level of confidence you experience on a regular basis.

 

Enhance your self-confidence and accomplish more with these techniques:

 

 

  1. Achieve a goal. Start small. Your goal might be to arrive to work on time every

day this week or to eat a piece of fruit each day. Easy goals are easy to

accomplish. When you accomplish something, you feel more confident. Choose

easy goals that make a difference. The accomplishment of many, small goals will

change your level of confidence.

 

 

  1. Make a list of your accomplishments. It’s interesting that our failures are easy

to list, but our accomplishments require a little more pondering. Make a list of

your accomplishments and review them each day. Remember how great you

felt in that moment.

 

 

  1. Groom yourself to a higher standard. Get a better haircut. Spend a little more

time and attention on your grooming each morning. Learn how to apply your

makeup more effectively. Trim your beard in a more attractive manner. Trim

those stray ear and nose hairs. You’ll be surprised how much better you look

and feel.

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4. Be assertive. Having more control over your life results in greater self-confidence.

One of the quickest ways to increase the level of influence you have over your life is to be more assertive. Give

yourself small tasks to accomplish that require assertiveness. A few examples you might consider:Walk into a fast-

food restaurant and ask for a cup of water without ordering anything else. It doesn’t matter whether your request is

granted.Just ask. Tell your boss one thing you’d like to change about your job or your work environment.Make one

suggestion to your significant other that would enhance your relationship.

 

 

  1. Dress nicer. We all feel more confident when we’re dressed well. Up your game

and put the “nice clothes” in your closet to work for you. Think of your friend or

coworker that dresses the best. Shoot for a similar level of clothing while

maintaining your own style. It takes the same amount of time to put on a nicer

shirt.

 

  1. Practice. Practice breeds confidence. You’ll be much more confident if you

practice your speech ten times instead of five. Whether you practice your

flirting skills or your ability give presentations, your confidence will increase

with practice.

 

 

  1. Drop one thing from your life. The odds are high that you’re currently stuck

with an obligation in your life that you don’t enjoy. While there are some things

in life you have to do, there are just as many that you don’t. Take control and

drop one of these non-essential activities that you prefer not to do anyway.

 

 

  1. Find a mentor. The right mentor can make all the difference. Knowing that you

have an expert on your side is sure to boost your confidence. A good mentor will provide the support and guidance

necessary to reach your goals. Good mentors aren’t easy to find, but well worth the effort to locate.Some of us are

blessed with a high level of self-confidence while others must learn to cultivate it. Focus on your accomplishments,

be more assertive, and find a mentor. Spend time each day growing your self-confidence and experience real

personal growth.

 

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How To Stay Motivated

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In this blog post I talk about how to get and stay motivated. Apply what you read and watch your life go to higher levels.

 

The Skill Of Self Motivation

The ability to motivate yourself is necessary if you want to be successful. Everyone struggles to be productive from time to time, but there are several tactics that make it easier to get back on track.

 

Children have the benefit of parents, coaches, and teachers. As adults, we have to learn to manage ourselves. Unfortunately, few of us are taught this skill. We must learn on our own. Take solace in the fact that your peers are in the same situation. Plus, just think of how much ahead of them you’ll be when you learn the art of self-motivation!

 

Try These Techniques Below That Will Help In The Area Of Self-Motivation

 

1. Use pleasure to your advantage. Make a long list of the benefits of taking action. What will you gain? A better body? Improved social life? More money? Self-respect? When you find your motivation lagging, return to this list and rekindle your enthusiasm.

 

2. Use pain to your advantage. If you fail to act, what is the likely outcome? You’ll be forced to live another day in your current existence. Or maybe your financial situation will become a little bit worse. Perhaps your income taxes will be late. Give yourself a list of painful outcomes to avoid.

 

3.Reinforce your lists daily. Read over your lists of positives and negatives each day. Keep them fresh in your mind.

 

4. Take a walk. A change of environment can help to clear your head and increase your level of motivation. It’s a great time to think big thoughts and to consider long-term goals.

 

5.Create habits that support your goals. Ideally, you can structure your life so you don’t require motivation. Are you motivated to take a shower or brush your teeth? Not really – you just do them out of habit. Creating habits that make your goals an automatic reality is the best motivation tool of all!

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6. Ask yourself why you’re stuck. Are you afraid? Tired? Restless? Figure out what’s stopping you from taking aggressive action and getting things accomplished. Then take action to resolve the reasons for your inaction.

 

7.Make a plan for the day. Before you retire for the evening, make a list of everything you’d like to get done. Most importantly, get started on your list items early in the day. Build momentum and the rest of the day will go more smoothly. Success builds on success.

 

8. Get started. Have you ever noticed that motivation happens after you get busy? It’s interesting how challenging it can be to get started, but how easy it can be to continue. Pull out every trick in the book to make yourself begin. The resistance you feel will decrease markedly.

 

9.Reward yourself regularly. Rewarded behaviors are more likely to reoccur in the future. Give yourself little rewards on a regular basis. You deserve it.

 

10.Compete with yourself. Strive to create small improvements in yourself each week. This can be more motivating than competing against others. There might be plenty of people ahead of you, but you can always do better than you did last week.

 

 11. Eliminate distractions. Everyone has a preferred method of distraction. It could be the internet, television, or ice cream. Avoid allowing yourself to indulge in your distraction until you’ve accomplished something worthwhile. Be strong.

 

When you’re feeling unmotivated, avoid the belief that you’re stuck. There’s always something you can do to lift your spirits and tackle those big projects. Develop the skill to motivate yourself. You can’t be certain which tactics will be successful until you get started.

 

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