Do you want to know the secret to achieve your biggest dreams? The secret sauce is to add intensity to your goals. Make them big, think big, and act big. Today’s article is about the 3 essential steps to add intensity to your goals. Often, people need more energy and motivation to achieve their best life. They get side-tracked and distracted. But load your goals with intensity, and you’ll be powering ahead.
The necessary goals you’d like to achieve in your business will either make or break you. And believe me, you don’t want to go down that street!
The Three Vital Steps
Below are three things you can do to turbo-charge your goals with intensity. Why don’t you try each one and see how it works out for you? You might surprise yourself with big wins for your business success!
Make it All About You
Probably, you weren’t encouraged to put yourself front and center. Did your mom tell you not to be selfish? Did your dad ask you to share? That’s a great way to get on with people, but putting yourself second or third won’t help you get ahead. Add intensity by putting yourself at center stage. Make yourself the hero of your life story. Imagine yourself some time down the track. You’ve achieved your goals. You’re living your dream life. How does it feel? What makes you feel happy, solid, and proud? Build your strengths, lift your weak points, and focus on making Project You the center of your life. It’s crucial to your business success.
What’s your big vision? Do you want to be president? CEO of your own company? Do you want to win an Oscar? Or maybe a Nobel Prize? Or a Pulitzer? No one got anywhere by staying small. What’s important to you? Whatever your dream is, make it as big as you can. It might seem daring, even impossible, or boastful. But think hard. How do you want to make your mark on the world? Ramp it up and make it as big as you can. Intensify it! That’s your goal.
Go for It
Basically, big dreams and goals don’t mean anything unless you act on them. It’s up to you to make it happen. The longer the gap between creating your vision and acting, the less likely you are to do anything at all, and your big dream becomes a pipe dream, a might have been. Start by working out a plan on how to get there. Do you need new skills? Or maybe you need to contact people in your network for advice or mentoring? Most importantly, commit to directing your energy into making your goals your reality. Ramp up your dedication and ramp up your efforts.
What’s Important to You?
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By adding intensity to your goals and your desires you will achieve them. With determination and intensity, you’re already on your path to success! You need to believe that YOU CAN!
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Today’s article discusses the 5 Easy Steps to Start Visualizing Your Success. You may not realize it, but you are already a powerful visualizer. It would help if you spent much time imagining what your life looks like. But chances are you’re more focused on worry and anxiety, not on making success your reality. How often do you think about that presentation or that date and imagine the worst possible outcome? If your inner monologue revolves around potential mishaps or anxious “what ifs?” you need to switch up your visualizing.
Time to accentuate the positive and welcome success into your life!
Know What You Want In Your Vision
Elite sports players always use this technique to improve their performance and achieve their goals. They visualize scoring that goal or winning their race. Imagine if a pole vaulter looked at the vault and thought, ‘Oh man, that’s high, I’ll never do it.’ That’s setting themselves up for failure. Instead, look at your deepest desire, be clear about it, and see yourself soaring over that pole.
Imagine And Be Clear About Your Goals
The secret sauce of visualizing success lies in the details. See yourself achieving, even surpassing your goal. Say our pole vaulter wants to clear six meters. More than just visualizing six meters is required. They have to imagine six and a half, maybe even seven. Instead of a new job, visualize a promotion, visualize being CEO. See yourself winning that prize. Visualize your personal best and see yourself smashing it. Think big and ask yourself, “What would my life look like when I achieve my goal?”
Picture How You Will Feel About Your Success
Once you have clarity on what you want, focus on what success feels like. What emotions come up for you as you imagine yourself living that life of success? Does it complicate anything for you or does it feel like a positive direction to go in?
Start Making Success Happen
Success doesn’t come overnight or all at the same time. You can start making your life successful today by taking baby steps to build your success. Every day before you get out of bed, think of three things you can do that day to move you closer to achieving your dreams. This sounds like a simple thing to do, and honestly, it truly works. Just 3 things you can do, write it down on a post-it note and put it where you can see it every day.
Create A Stick-To-It Plan
Successful people are persistent people. They know that true, lasting success takes time and effort. There will be setbacks and missteps and plenty of challenges on the way. But you’ll make it if you have a purpose and clear vision. Keep your eyes on the prize, and don’t give up. I’m sure you have heard that phrase before.
You have the power to change your reality to manifest success and happiness. You must start believing in the best possible outcomes, not the worst. Rev up your visualizing engine and get started! You can do it! Trust yourself, you’ll be glad you did.
Today’s article discusses the topic of a yearly plan. Many people don’t believe they need a yearly plan. They believe they know enough about themselves or their businesses to bypass any planning process. Some people can get away with doing this. But, for most, having a plan and updating one every year is essential to keep on track. So, the question is…do you need a yearly plan?
Let’s see what’s included in a yearly plan:
A yearly plan helps you to focus on what is important. There are too many events and things that happen during the year that we will simply forget about what needs to get done. The plan allows you to see what needs allocation of funding. You can see how your expenses are affecting your bottom line.
If you have employees working for you, a yearly plan can help manage them. You can find out what vacations they are planning, and you can ensure that they are scheduled for training that you may require of them. You can’t account for everything that they may encounter over the year. But, as long as you have the major events on your plan, you can make alternative plans.
Do You Update Yours Regularly?
When you implement your yearly plan, you solidify the necessary objectives to advance your organization. You and your employees can use it as a roadmap to make sure everyone is on the same page. There are going to be changes, and as the year goes on, you may find some initiatives are no longer relevant. But, overall, a plan is a great tool to help your company.
Once a Year
Without a plan, people and companies tend to flounder. They spend more money than they should, and they start projects that they often don’t complete. They have no way of knowing whether those projects are even going to help the company at all. It isn’t easy to work as a cohesive unit when everyone is off doing whatever they feel like doing. Even if you have a manager who delegates the jobs, without a plan, the manager will also create projects as they go. This is the exact reason why you should update your plan at least once a year.
Year by Year
A plan doesn’t have to be elaborate nor does it need to be exceptionally long. It can be as informational as listing out dates and tasks. Then, assign people to those tasks. It is important to get everyone to participate, but once you get an agreement, they need to be held accountable. Business is difficult enough without having some plan or map to guide you in the right direction. Just have your annual planner updated year by year so you know exactly where your business stands in the long run.
It’s like keeping score in a tennis match, you always want to know what the outcome is to see if you’ve improved since last year. Do the work now so you can reap the rewards later. You’ll see that once you review your plan, you really have made strides in creating the successful business you’ve always wanted.
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Knowing what to put in your email newsletters is as important as creating one. Some companies say that the money is in your list, but if you don’t send out regular emails you’ll miss out on the additional income that an email newsletter can generate. It’s important not to overthink each newsletter that you send out. Keep them simple, not too long, and always point the reader to something else such as something to buy, share or do.
Today we’ll be sharing 9 different ideas on how you can make your newsletters provide great content to your readers. There are so many different things you can include, just think about when a publisher creates a magazine. They include many items, including great articles, advertising, and different sections that their readers would like. So, we are starting with some simple items for you to consider.
First Items to Consider
Tips and Tricks – It’s great to include a list of tips and tricks for your readers in your email newsletter. If you send out a daily newsletter, you could make once a week a list of ten tips or tricks to use that involve putting your services or products to their best use.
Special Offers – You don’t have to send out a special offer every newsletter. But if once a month or so you offer your newsletter subscribers an offer that no one else is getting just for being a subscriber, you’ll make them feel special. People love the feeling of being a part of your business. It’s great when you share exclusively with your subscribers.
Knowing What to Put in Your Email Newsletters can Provide Opportunities for your Readers
Engagement Opportunities – Give your newsletter subscribers an inside way to meet up with you, either through live meet-ups or online webinars. Having one webinar a quarter or more often is a great way to engage your newsletter subscribers. Google Hangouts is a great way to accomplish this. You can even offer Q&A’s.
Early Bird Notices – Tell your list subscribers about new products before you announce them to the world. Giving them a few days to purchase at a discounted “early bird” rate is a great thing to include in your email newsletters.
Get Your Readers Involved
Feedback Questions – Using your email newsletter as a way to get feedback on potential new products or services is a great way to encourage engagement. You can do it via questionnaire or poll.
Testimonials – Including a section for customer testimonials is a great way to recognize your clients as well as to provide social proof to newsletter subscribers who have not purchased from you yet.
Give Them Something Extra
Share Buttons – Inviting your newsletter subscribers to share certain newsletters that don’t have exclusive material is a great way to improve your subscription rate, and will also make your current members feel included in your community.
Opt-Out Information – While this could be covered under legal notifications, it’s important that you include opt-out information that is easy to find in every single newsletter that you send out. Don’t be worried about subscribers unsubbing. It’s better to have a clean list of people who want to be there than a list full of people who resent getting your information.
And In The End
This last step is important. You want your readers to “see” what you’re discussing in your newsletters. So, add in pictures and interesting media content.
Visuals – Just because you’re emailing someone doesn’t mean you can’t include images. Consider adding video clips (or links to clips), charts, memes, infographics, or photos that relate to your content. Make your email visually appealing.
Ensure that you include a variety of different things in your email newsletter. Make sure that they are designed to get a response and you won’t be disappointed in the results. In addition to the nine items above, never forget to include a call to action (CTA) in each newsletter that you send out. Without a CTA there is no point to the newsletter. So, be clear about that before you start.
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In today’s article, we are going to discuss the 9 Creative Ways to Personalize Emails and why it’s important to your business. Just like systems, which we will continue to discuss here, it’s critical to stay in touch with your audience so you are in their mailbox several times per month.
Depending on the email marketing software you use, it’s important to learn all the features that it has so that you can use it to its fullest potential. You might not even be aware of all the things your email marketing software can do. If you aren’t sure, consider seeking out someone who is an expert with your software choice. You want everything set up to be the most effective and the most personal in nature.
Use Your Creativeness To:
Craft Interest-Targeted Email Messages– Use the software to capture the information needed. You’ll want to personalize and craft email messages toward what your subscriber wants to know about. This is an important way to move your subscribers enough to purchase from you. Capturing the right information will enable you to point your subscribers to products and services that they want. By using the 9 Creative Ways To Personalize Your Emails your subscribers will get to know, like, and trust you.
Create Geocentric Messages– It is likely that your email software allows you to capture location-based information from subscribers. This location-based information can be used for a variety of purposes. From marketing events in their area, to encouraging them to visit your location if you have a local brick-and-mortar business.
Always Be Original With Your Content:
Let Them Define What Information They Want– Send a poll or checklist to subscribers that lets them define what information they want to get. This is a good way to find out exactly what your subscribers need and want to hear from you.
Acknowledge Purchases Made– Each time a purchase is made it’s important to acknowledge it with a thank you. But to also move them off a list that keeps promoting that item. If they feel like you’re harassing them to buy something they already have, they won’t respond too well when you market something new to them. By using the 9 Creative Ways To Personalize Your Emails your email subscribers will begin to depend on you to send them what they are looking for when it comes to future purchases.
Encourage Social Sharing– Put social share buttons on appropriate email messages so that your subscribers can help you get more people to sign up for your email marketing lists. This is a type of personalization that encourages them to share with their friends but also encourages them to friend, like, and follow you on other social channels.
Be Inventive With Your Emails
Insert Predefined Fields– Most email programs allow you to insert different predefined fields. For example, if you have a website that is devoted to selling art, you could send a questionnaire to your audience asking them what their favorite style is. Then the software will not only trigger the right emails to go out based on that style, but it will also mention the style within the email message. If they don’t fill it out, it will insert some other value that you choose into that predefined field.
Use Date Insert Fields– It’s important for many of your emails to be pre-crafted, but you can make the email message look as if it was just created by using the date insert field. Then the email message looks timelier. With that function, in conjunction with special sales pages that also show the current date, you can personalize by keeping everything looking current.
Use Your Creative Thinking Skills
Use Retargeting Technology– When someone visits your website or buys something, it’s important to use the technology available to you to retarget them for buying something more. When your user receives your email and opens it, a software program can be used to install a cookie. This will then allow specialized ads to be delivered to the user when they visit various web pages. By appreciating the 9 Creative Ways To Personalize Your Emails, you will feel much better when you email your future clients.
Ask for Reviews for Products Purchased– Whenever a customer buys a product, send them a thank you message and then a series of follow-up messages. One of these can be a request for a product review, after giving them enough time to try and use your product or service. The form they fill out for the review will also ask for more information about them that you can use for further targeted marketing.
Even though most consumers are savvy enough to realize that a lot of email marketing is automated today, they still respond better to more personalization than less. Therefore, if you want to compete with others, it’s imperative that you use your software to its fullest potential. Do this by using as much personalization as the software it capable of doing.