Should You Care About LinkedIn's Social Selling Index? If you have a profile on LinkedIn, you've been rated by them. Based on your activities on LinkedIn you've been given a Social Selling Index score, whether you knew it or not. Remember Klout? It was all the rage when it was first established in 2008. Social media influencers and wannabes checked their Klout scores daily. You could find books and blog posts about how to increase your Klout score. Now some people are worrying about … View Post +
- Expand your business quickly and confidently
- Develop the life & business you really want
- Feel confident and energized to make decisions and move ahead
- Get totally clear about how your business works and how to gain visibility
- Prevent over scheduling
- Protect your free time
- Focus your marketing
20 Questions to Help You Expand Your Business Without Frustration or Overwhelm©
In this article I'm going to both promote and teach you how to do affiliate marketing using a product that will be useful to many people. Whether you have tried affiliate marketing before or not, I'll start at ground zero and talk about affiliate marketing for beginners. I like online affiliate marketing as one way to create an extra stream of income for your business. 5 Things to Know About Affiliate Marketing It can save you time. If you want to sell services or products online, … View Post +
How long have you been in your business? For me, it's a pretty long time. I've been in the online entrepreneurship world for almost 17 years, and I owned my first business, a brick and mortar business, beginning in 1998. That seems like ancient history to me now! Sometimes the massive changes that have occurred since I've been in business seem almost unbelievable to me, and probably you often feel the same way. The way the internet works, the information we are fed when we do a search - all of … View Post +
Increase Your Website Traffic In The Next 90 Days When I consult with a business owner about their website, I take a look at the last time it was updated with fresh content. Back in 2014 I opened a dentist's website and found that the latest content was created in October of 2004 - the day the website was launched! So here's the deal about your website. You can let it sit and be an outdated, dusty electronic brochure. Or, you can increase your website traffic with persistent efforts … View Post +
JOIN ME ON FACEBOOK
In just a few short days our summer adventures around Europe will be over, and we'll be on a flight back to Miami and then home. Right now we're in Windemere, England visiting some dear friends who are older and getting frail.
This trip has exposed us to about 5 different cultures, each one different. When I am put into someone else's culture I always feel like I'm trying hard to absorb their way of life, their values, their experiences. And as I was doing that in Spain about a week ago I suddenly realized that we do the same thing when we are working with our customers.
We want to know how their experiences have brought them to the place they are right now, seeking our help.
We want to know their values toward their work, and whether they will execute what is put on their calendar to accomplish.
We want to know their ways of being, so that we can perhaps craft a way for them to move forward that will work for them.
But there's one thing that I find works across all cultures, all countries, all people. That one thing is respect. Respect is the door opener. Respect is the rapport builder. Respect is the motivator, sometimes. Especially when we're working with someone who hasn't gotten a lot of respect before.
In 2003 Bill and I went on our first trip to the magical island of Bali. In Bali every single morning we saw small offerings of flowers and incense put out at the four corners of each Balinese bale (home). The Balinese wake and set offerings to their gods first thing. It is a sign of reverence and respect. (See the picture below for their morning offerings.) From that trip I learned to start my day with an offering of respect and reverence, and that's been a part of my morning meditation ever since. Respect for the earth, respect for the sun, respect for those I will meet up with in the coming day.
Before you can respect another, however, you must respect yourself. I meet many unconfident business owners who don't respect themselves, who don't charge what they are worth, who are afraid to speak up about how brilliant they are at what they do. So my challenge to you this morning is to show respect. First for yourself. Don't leave yourself out. Know what it feels like inside your bones, this respect. And then, offer it up as a gift to your customers. Respect builds relationships with customers. It builds loyalty from customers. I honestly believe that success comes from respect. Try it in large doses for yourself and your customers, and see what happens. ... See MoreSee Less