The Week After — Bliss!

November 24, 2009 by · Comments Off
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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!

Breakthrough!!

November 15, 2009 by · 2 Comments
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P1003845The event of my life! (thus far!!!!) What a great few days! I have never gotten to participate in something such as what I got to experience last week. I have heard so many things about seminars and great events. I have been to many personal development seminars and this event was different. I was pushed to tears (yeah, I know… for those of you that know me, know that this is not the hardest thing to do) however… I can not express fully in words what this experience did for me. The name of the event is Breakthrough. And … “BREAKTHROUGH” is what you could say I had. This particular event had the theme “Unstoppable”.

Everything focused on how unstoppable we can be and how unstoppable we all are.

The speakers and activities were all arranged to show us we can do anything if only we put our mind to it. We heard from Sean Stephenson about how we need to get off our BUTS – and he isn’t talking about our padded behinds (necessarily!) He was referring to our excuses. He categorized our excuses into three types of excuses. The BUT excuse: but I don’t have the (fill in the blank); BUT fears: but what if I (fill in the blank); and BUT insecurities: but I’m not (fill in the blank). All different types of excuses we use to keep us from reaching our goals. Deanna Latson, who we all love, spoke about food – and living to be a centurion – the steps 1) Eat sensibly, small amounts of unrefined foods 2) Maintain strong relationships and 3) Keep your mind active. Cyntia Kersey was the next speaker and she writes books and lectures on how others have been unstoppable and how we can be unstoppable. Our next speaker (and guide for an evening event) was John Maesel – very awesome man. Very connected to the earth and FIRE.  Our next speaker was a man who definitely defined the word unstoppable: David Goggins. David spoke to us about what he has accomplished – which is really – actually – unbelievable. He as a 290 pound man who decided to start raising money for kids of fallen military personnel and he did it in a HUGE way. It was in 2005 he started (at 290 pounds) to run marathons and triathalons and other major races (he finished 5th and then 3rd in the 204 mile Badland runs) and has raised a half million dollars for the kids.

We also did things over the three day event that challenged us to move out of our comfort zones, such as breaking arrows and bending rebar with our throats. We also did The Firewalk. All of these things showed me we can do things that our minds tell us we can’t do. These things pushed me to take steps – small steps (steps that our mind tell us are impossible) – to reach a goal (breaking an arrow, bending rebar or walking across a bed of hot coals).

I love the fact that the Lifepath events welcomes kids. This is a very family oriented event. My daughter and husband were able to attend all events and some things even catered to my daughter. I love being part of something that includes what means more to me than anything – my family!

 

 

P1003853My major breakthrough for this event happened after the firewalk. I did not get across without some minor (although it did not FEEL minor the night of the event) burns. Prior to the walk we were taught that we needed to be 100% present, that we needed to know where we were, where we were going and we needed to have a plan. I found that when I walked across the coals, I left the present. After dissecting this a bit for myself I realized that I often leave the present, I lose touch with my inner self which results in me — holding me back. It keeps me from feeling comfortable in social situations, it keeps me from being able to tune into myself, which keeps me from being able to be my true authentic self. Although I have had no issues with following my intuition, I feel I am not able to call on it at will. I feel that this stems from many things in my life. I obviously chose a life to learn the lessons needed to truly break free and learn how to be myself – to find the paths that would lead me to lessons where I would be able to see the gap and then find ways to close it. At this point in time, I am not sure of my steps to take to work on this, however, possibly just realizing it may be the first steps. My work now is to find some 30 day challenges that will allow me to reach my goals which include breaking through the self image that I have created for myself!