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Ambitious Networker Goal Setting

“Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time. It must be a goal that is so appealing, so much in line with your spiritual core, that you can’t get it out of your mind. If you do not get chills when you set a goal, your not setting big enough goals.” Bob Proctor

 

Ideal, average and outlier

Generalizations are the heart of marketing decision-making. When we look at an audience–customers, prospects, constituents–we make decisions on the whole based on our assumptions about the individuals within the group.

But are we basing those generalizations on our vision of the ideal member of the tribe, the average member or the outlier who got our attention?

It’s easy, for example, to defend high-priced famous colleges if you focus on the ideal situation. The ideal student, getting instruction from the ideal professor and making ideal progress. No one can argue with this.

On the other hand, when we see the outlier (the person who is manipulating the system, or the one who is being harmed by it) it’s easy to generalize in precisely the other direction, deciding that the entire system isn’t worth saving.

And finally, it’s tempting to rely on the average, to boil down populations of people into simple numbers. The problem with this, of course, is that if one foot is in a bucket of ice water and the other is being scalded, on average, you should be comfortable.

Before we start making decisions about markets, tribes and policy, we need to get clear about which signals we’re using and what we’re trying to focus on or improve.

“Making a decision usually means taking one of two roads. One is doing the right thing. To take the other road, you have to sit back and spin a story around the decision or action you are taking. If you find yourself thinking up an elaborate justification for what you are doing, you are not doing the right thing.” Wayne Sales

 

Dreams are difficult to build and easy to destroy. – Seth Godin

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Focus on the WHY of life and not the HOW, remembering that where focus goes, energy flows – Gail Lynne Goodwin

Successful Networker words of Wisdom

A positive course of Action with a Positive Attitude brings life. ~ Gray

Everything comes if a man will only wait. I have brought myself by long meditation to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will that will stake even existence for its fulfilment.

Benjamin Disraeli

Trilogy of Wisdom

Three things to LOVE                      Courage ~ Gentleness ~Affectionateness

Three things to ADMIRE                 Intellectual Power ~ Dignity ~ Gracefulness

Three things to HATE                      Arrogance ~ Cruelty ~ Ingratitude

Three things to DESPISE                Meanness ~ Affectation ~ Envy

Three things to REVERENCE         Religion ~ Justice ~ Self Denial

Three things to DELIGHT IN          Beauty ~ Frankness ~ Freedom

Three things to WISH FOR               Health ~ Friends ~ A Cheerful Spirit

Three things to PRAY FOR               Faith ~ Peace ~ Purity of Heart

Three things to ESTEEM                  Wisdom~ Prudence ~ Firmness

Three things to LIKE                          Cordiality ~ Good Humour ~ Mirthfulness

Three things to AVOID                       Idleness ~ Loquacity ~ Flippant Testing

Three things to SUSPECT                   Flattery ~ Obsequiousness ~ Sudden affection

Three things to CULTIVATE              Good Books ~ Good Friends ~ Good Humour

Three things to CONTEND FOR        The Faith ~ Country ~ Friends

Three things to GOVERN                    The Tongue ~ Temper ~ Impulse

Three things to be PREPARED FOR  Change ~ Decay ~ Death

There are two kinds of people:
Those who say, "I will believe it when I see it."
And those who say, "To see it, I know I must believe it."

May the joy be with you, Rhonda Byrne

Your Vision of the future, lies from within
Gray Lawrence
Successful Networker

The Greatest leaders of the world were men and women of quick decision -Napoleon Hill

Successful Networker Choices to simplify your life

“When you are upset remind yourself the cause of your discomfort is your own attitude. This is freedom.”
~Dr. Lee Jampolsky

Excerpted from Stress is a Choice – 10 Rules to Simplify Your Life

Stress is a Choice: http://tinyurl.com/q2btbwr

Several years ago while listening to my pastor give a Sunday sermon, he spoke about how life is made up of a series of choices. It made me realize that my hectic professional and personal life was of my choosing. Therefore, a life of stress had become my choice.

Many of us hurry through life going from one place to the next, focused on conquering the next mountain, making the next deal, running the next errand, and believing we will never have enough time to do all the things we need to get done. Yet, there is all the time in the world if we just realize that we are the creators of this life we choose to live. That’s right. Life is a series of choices and being free from stress is one of those choices.

Whether your business life is overly complicated or your personal life (or both), you have chosen this current system of chaos. The world is a tantalizing swirl of getting the next "fix," tempting us to fit more and more things, people and processes into our lives, personally and professionally. And because we are so busy being busy, it’s easy to be lured into the fray, with our lengthy to-do lists. Yet, the greatest achievements have often come from the simplest of ideas and in the simplest forms.

To experience a simplified life, we first have to learn to slow down long enough to see through all the clutter. We need to realize that we are powerful magnets that attracted this life to ourselves – no matter what – good or bad.

After you read through the 10 Rules to Simplify Your Life, my wish for you is that you commit to simplify and enrol others for support. Take out a blank sheet of paper and create the life you truly want to live – with less stress and complexity – one that is anchored by a clear sense of your unique and simple purpose. 

INSPIRE OTHERS … SHARE THIS WITH THEM

Life isn’t about what happens to us. It’s about how we perceive what happens to us.

The Power is from within, the choice is yours
Gray Lawrence
Successful Networker


"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein

Successful Networker Inspire Reality gives Great Potential

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” Anatole France

Inspired Quote of the Day

There is nothing in you that needs to be discarded. You are precious; all of you. NOW you can realize it, celebrate it and share it. ~ Avikal Costantino


Today’s Inspiration

Avikal Costantino

Avikal Costantino

Avikal is a spiritual teacher and the author of Freedom to Be Yourself and Without a Mask.

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along to others…

Take your time; there is no other time. Even when everything seems to accelerate beyond control – especially then – take your time.

Time does not exist as an objective thing; it depends completely on your perception and your connection with yourself. If you are present, in touch with how you experience reality and open to what you are experiencing, then you are the master of time, not its slave.

How do we do that? The method is simple: it has a few basic steps that require no particular skills, talents or techniques. It is called “practicing presence”.

I imagine that you, like me, want to live life and not just survive. I assume that you too want to experience life’s fullness and richness. I know that you too have asked yourself at least once, “Is this all there is to life?” There is an answer to that: presence.

It is the answer to all questions because it is the only quality that allows you to find your answers and those are the only answers that will satisfy your thirst and your longing.

Very often, it seems very difficult to take time for yourself, to find, even conceive, the possibility that you can live according to your rhythm. At times, nearly impossible. And yes, it’s not easy because pretty much everything in the world as we know it is there to distract us.

What is easy is getting lost in other people, in objects, in projects, in worrying, in acquiring and running after… and yet if we can just stop for a second and ask ourselves these questions: Who is getting lost? Who is running? Who is reading right now?

Just by asking this WHO, we are already a little less lost, a little less on the run, a little more present. And, then the next question is, present to who? To the only one that can be aware of the running and the getting lost and the reading and the asking… YOU!

You are the miracle, the fundamental awareness that recognizes each event, moment, potential, tendency, relation, emotion, sensation, and thought that is this life you want to live fully.

So the first step is: ask the question and take the time to feel the presence of the experiencer. You will be getting in touch, little by little, with what I call the Authentic Self: the unique manifestation that you are.

The second step is: remember your Self. Once you recognize that you exist at the very centre of your every moment, then just take the time to stop in that moment and remember: I am the experiencer.

The third step is: remember when you forget. Embrace your forgetting. There is no need for guilt, no need for self judgment, just notice, “Oh, I forgot!” And you will be instantaneously back and connected.

This is a practice, my friend. Something that will take time and intention and commitment, but the passion that you will find, the joy in being present, the delight for the richness of any experience, and the gratefulness….

 

I’M JUST AS ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS,

AS I AM ABOUT MY OWN.

Gray Lawrence
Ambitious Networker

Your vision is in Your Mind

Successful Networker Email Marketing

The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example.       Thomas Morell

 

The Psychological Hierarchy of the Email Campaign

Simms Jenkins  CEO   BrightWave Marketing

This has to be passed on in its original format

The relationship between the email marketer and the email subscriber is an unspoken alliance, and also a source of constant tension and potential. The email marketer owes her job, database, and likely revenue to the subscriber who provides permission in exchange for (hopefully) special offers, content, and respect and relevancy. The email marketer often loses sight of this invaluable permission during the march to some interdepartmental meeting or shared goal.

Too often the email program becomes focused on the business objective and loses sight of the email subscriber. Without her, the email program is worth nothing. It is just an ad buy to eyeballs versus a targeted message to people who asked for targeted messages. That’s the secret sauce of email, and once you lose sight of it you head down a slippery slope.

Where the challenge needs to meet the reality is evidenced in this graphic created by my talented colleague.

interaction-hierarchy-pyramid1

Each of these stages on both sides of the aisle are key – B2C, B2B, marketing automation, or batch-and-blast. It’s the DNA to a successful email program, so let’s review the path to success and inbox delight.

The Inbox

Your first chance to get noticed is often driven by your from line or maybe subject line. A busy consumer may be more on the lookout of what to delete or save for later. Mobile compounds this, so if you don’t stand out you likely won’t get read.

Open/Read

While there is brand awareness level and the power of a delayed purchase due to email, you want your email to be read and opened. Duh! Subscribers likely will scan your message that might have taken weeks to craft in mere seconds. The key is to make it clear what the value is for the subscriber, not your marketing goals.

Click

Moving up the pyramid and into subscribers’ psyche, the email needs to win their attention and gain their expressed action – in many cases a click. A subscriber is demonstrating their intent and that’s a significant goal of any marketer. If the call-to-action is buried, not mobile-friendly, or lacks clarity, you will lose this opportunity. Make it easy and the path clear.

Buy/Conversion

We aim to not just convert our subscribers but often surprise and delight them. An email subscriber is a VIP by virtue of providing permission, but many marketers fail to deliver the goods. Whether a special offer, unique content, or just something cool (and on brand), add something to close the deal and further in cent the subscriber not only to buy but possibly to share her advocacy for your brand, service, or product.

A perfect email is often elusive but making sure your message lines up with these components and subscriber psychology is essential in today’s crowed inbox. Your subscribers have let you in to this coveted space so make the most of it!

Gray Lawrence
Ambitious Networker


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