Cool Tip from this podcast – setting up a Micro-mini membership site using Amazon’s Kindle – danielhallpresents/getcode Something to add to my list…
Yesterday I attended a live streaming of the International Speech Contest and was very impressed by the quality of speeches. It was tough to choose, but history was made as the top 3 winners were all women.
I actually bought one of Tom’s packages many years ago – Make Em Laugh. He is the one who actually got me interested in public speaking.
Some great ideas on how to use content: “Books ebooks CDs DVDs MP3 audio files laminated cards pamphlets online video membership sites tele classes paid newsletters both online and physical webinars consulting coaching mentorship programs all of these ways to sell your knowledge show your depth of knowledge way better than a few minute demo video. So they stimulate speaking engagements.”
Okay.. so now my brain is on overload with all the info Tom Antion provided. Time to decide what I am going to focus on for tomorrow. I think it will be putting emails (at least a month’s worth) into my GetResponse.
Jeff Herring’s interview fell right in line with my challenge as did The Strategy Hour which was on how to get customers. Jeff offered a content download that I can use.
This morning I took a look at a product I purchased from Content Sparks and watched a video that showed me how to use this in order to create my own products, which is also one of the items on my list.
I have been thinking about priorities for my list and one of the things I need to do is to create a product that I can sell, so this is what I am going to work on today.
Today is a client day, so I have talked to 2 clients and I have 2 more clients this afternoon, but I have a window of opportunity til 2 pm. I still have to have breakfast as I started my clients at 9 pm and I slept in til 8:30 – a highly unusual occurrence for me, but it happened.
I still have to work on prioritizing my goals. I will start on this tomorrow.
To overcoming challenges and working on goals.
BANABU (Building A New And Better Universe / Building A New And Better (yo)U
I have been reading about goal setting and 30 day challenges and I know that it takes 30 days to create new habits, so this morning I made a decision. I am challenging myself to work on my goals every single day for 30 days. I thought I would start on the 1st of September, but then I thought why not start today.
I found this picture this morning and there were a number of items on this list that spoke to me – #3 Get started on a project. What have you been talking about doing but not begun yet (I don’t think I have enough paper or time to list all of that…)? Set aside a day to plan it out and get started….
Okay. I sat down and started to list things that I want to/need to do over the next month. I still need to put them into priority order, but here is my list:
prepare emails for Marketing and Public Speaking clients (get response)
Complete Facebook posts for VVA, Renfrew, Pembroke, SSTSS, Fran Watson
Link FB posts to challenge highlighting what I am learning
write emails for marketing and public speaking
post weekly blogs
finish my poetry e-book
write short stories for book to go with some of the poems
clean up the shoe rack by the door
take bags of clothing to charity – SA or church
record books I want to sell using app on phone (buy full version)
create a minimum of 1 lead gen/sign up page/product – choose what it will be
listen to Tom Antion’s Screw The Commute Podcasts
listen to the Strategy Hour podcasts
create a podcast
create a slide presentation with me in it – public speaking tips
set up interview with Gail for authors book to be out in October
do final speech for advanced manual – VVA
go through box of papers from kitchen table
finish quilt binding
wash mom’s quilt (needs large washer)
recycle old Toastmasters material (speeches and books prior to 2017)
reading – make a list of books to read in the next 6 months – 1 per week
Phew… I think that is enough for right now although I know I will be tempted to do #7 in the picture above.
My challenge in goal setting is to Read these goals every day and work on at least one item per day for an hour.
I will work on prioritizing them tomorrow.
P.S. What challenges do you have? Do you want to join me in my challenge? Post below.
Every day you have a choice to make. Do I build a better life or do I complain about the life I am living?
It takes a great deal of effort to face some of the challenges we are presented with, but the effort is more than worth it. Just watch and listen to Amy Purdy:
There are opportunities all around us to make a difference, not only in our lives, but in the lives of those around us. Find out more about a Listening project that reaches out to strangers to offer a listening ear.
What do you do when you are hit with something that changes your life in a major way?
Do you rant and rave? Do you scream and cry? Do you try to ignore it? Or do you muscle through it? Or perhaps you do a combination of the above. Or perhaps you suffer in silence, keeping everything to yourself and not letting anyone else know how you are affected.
At the end of November, my 97 year old mother had to be hospitalized. My life as I knew it changed in an instant as I began to spend the days at her bedside.
It is now May and she has been in and out of hospital several times. Currently she is still in hospital. Her body has failed her. She can no longer walk, and her mind is failing as well. I am still spending days by her bedside, which has had a severe impact on my work and my income. I have now brought in my computer and am working while she sleeps.
She has been asleep for a couple of hours now and will be waking up soon, so I will sign off and come back later to write some more.
How was your 2017? Did you have some good experiences? Some bad experiences? Some breakthroughs? Some disappointments?
My 2017 had all of these – the birth of my great grand-daughter, the wedding of my youngest daughter, my oldest daughter visiting from Taiwan, getting together with all of the family for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
December brought some difficulties with my mom being admitted to the hospital for the month, but she is now back at her residence and doing well.
My career counselling business took a bit of a hit as I spent the month at the hospital with my mom and wasn’t able to book any appointments.
But here is a new year and a new start and I am now working on my business again, setting out a plan for each area – my speaking business, my career coaching and my online marketing. My plan is to have lots of information for you in the near future – some downloads, some e-books and more.
“Despite irrefutable proof of what we can accomplish in a short amount of time, most of us remain firmly fixed in the comfort zone and follow pre-prescribed paths.”
“You cannot change your behavior nor experience exponential growth, until and unless you change your beliefs…and that the most important element in your strategy to win the battle for your mind and productivity is your own psychology.”