The Week After — Bliss!

November 24, 2009 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Play by Play 

 

blissThe feeling of bliss and motivation has continued to push me through my personal development this week. After the Breakthrough Event in Cancun and having the great motivational speakers and personal breakthroughs it was time to get rolling with the Lifepath Unlimited business. This week was free from training. I made a decision to actually take some action and DO some of the things that I have been learning up to now. When setting goals this week one of them was to work on the Article work. So, I got busy writing articles.

 
writingI wrote three articles this week. One that I wrote was about Sean Stephenson – he was extremely motivating and seemed amazing to me in Cancun and I wanted to share what I learned from him and also help get the word of his book out there. I hope to do a review of it some time soon. Another article I wrote was about having a plan. The one thing that I have learned as I move into this business that it is so important to know what I am going to do next. I know that much time in the beginning was spent feeling a bit overwhelmed and having a plan of attack helped me so I wanted to put together some advice for others on how to make a network marketing plan . Another article I did came from an audio I had listened to that highlighted Ellie Drake and the importance of being a good coach. Her message was around being a Great Listener in order to be a great coach and ultimately a successful entrepreneur – she gave 9 tips on being a great listener and talked about how listening skills are required . In addition, I put together a checklist for myself that I need to run through after each article is written:

1. Twitter It
2. Facebook It
3. Digg It
4. Submit it to Search Engines (found here)

This may get added to as I continue on with my work. So, one of the three weekly goals I set – are DONE. The next goal I had was to start back up on doing free ads. However, after thinking about this one and some advice I had gotten while in Cancun, I changed this to work on Press Releases. The work I did here consisted of:

press release
1. Wrote two Press Releases to test the grounds
2. Found a list of 50 Press Release sites
3. Created a tracking spreadsheet to track the sites, my id, password and articles submitted
4. Visited each site to determine if the type of Press Releases I would be working with would match the site. (19 did not)
5. Signed up for an account; read their terms of service (noted sites that had expectations like 1 PR per day, etc)
6. Posted one or both of my Press Releases. (sites that were more stringent I posted only one of the two PRs)
7. Am tracking which sites accepted and which did not accept the releases.

So, second of the three weekly goals I set – are DONE. The third goal will not get done and was associated with my corporate job. With some additional time taken off of work this week, this goal didn’t get accomplished.

Even though I took time off from training literally every day offers me something new that I learn with Internet Marketing. Every article I write, every tweak of a press release I learned more and more about the marketing side of the business.

One thing that has been put in front of me this week is the subject of purchasing leads. I continue to struggle with wondering if I have chosen the correct path. There are many people at Lifepath Unlimited that are seeing success and all they are doing is purchasing leads through one form or another. Besides the funding challenge, I am working on generating my own leads because of what kind of business I want.
multstreamsI want a business that has multiple streams of income. I want a business where it can be successful because I have branded myself and to do that, I know I must become a leader and I must be able to provide value to others. In order to do that, I need to learn how this works, I need to understand what others want and need. If I don’t go through these motions I am not sure how I can provide value to people. By learning this process, going through the motions myself and branding myself I will be able to guarantee myself multiple streams of income.

By generating my own leads I also know that my target market will be on the other side of the phone when we talk. This will allow me to listen and have a higher quality conversation. This seems important to me as I work to do this Right From the Heart!

I also started a 30 day challenge this week, but I am going to write about THAT in a different post.

To close out this Blog, I wanted to say a few words about a woman that decided to depart the physical world this week. Our Grandma Helen (Aliera’s great grandma) has made her way to release from the physical binds that had, for a very long time, had her tied down – not in a happy place. I found something that I highly resonated with and will share it here:

“Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.” Author unknown

I know she is in a better place, but she will be missed. She had three kids and has a slew of grandkids and great grandkids. RIP!