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  • 6 Ways to Stay Motivated—When No One Else Is

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    What is Motivation?
    There are three major components of motivation—Activation, Persistence, and Intensity. Activation is the decision to initiate a behavior, i.e., you decide to enroll in a morning yoga class. Persistence is what helps you continue to make an effort toward the ultimate goal, even when obstacles get in the way
    Are We Slackers?
    More than half of all American workers feel disengaged from their job, meaning they are not productive and have little enthusiasm and/or care for their work.
    More Jaw-Dropping Motivation Statistics
    A whopping 76% of American workers are dissatisfied with the level of recognition they receive for doing a good job at work. 77% said they would work harder if their efforts were better recognized. The 6 Primary Ways to Stay Motivated So how do you stay motivated, particularly when others in your workplace or at home just aren’t? Bringing Your Co-Workers Along for the Motivational Ride
    While you are working on boosting your own motivation, remember that it is important to do your part in building a workplace which prioritizes appreciation. Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time  

  • Who Owns The $20.4 Trillion U.S. Debt? Russia? China? Japan?

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    Guess who owns the $20.4 trillion U.S. debt? The answers might surprise you.
    Ever wonder who is picking up the tab every time the U.S. borrows more money to pay its bills? How is it that we can magically raise the debt ceiling and, poof!, instantly more money appears? Who would loan money to a country that has doubled its public debt load over the past decade? Is it Russia? China? Japan? Another country? You? Learn more in this interactive teleconference. Number 1 stock picker Natalie Pace will open up phone lines in the second halfhour of the call for questions. https://www.NataliePace.com/Blog/guess-who-holds-the-20-trillion-us-public-debt

  • How Little Things Can Lead to Big Results

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    Why the Little Things Matter "Everybody talks about the big picture," Andy recently told me. But, he said, "every big picture that is ever created is created one brush stroke at a time."
     
    Seeing Little Things Helps You Win Whether by his materials or working through the coaches, Andy has helped nine college football teams win national championships-despite never playing football past the sixth grade. Little Things Help You Play a Different Game Andy emphasized that little things can affect not just sports but all of life. Despite having no background in real estate, for instance, he worked with a real estate firm to drastically increase its sales. How? Little Things Help You Lead I asked Andy how leaders can get people to focus on the little things without micromanaging them. He said it comes down to the example we set, not just what we say but what we do, and how we do it. People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs, career coaches

  • Fraud. 80% of Americans are Exposed to It. 40% Don't Know the Warning Signs.

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    In the wake of the hurricane tragedies of 2017, it's more important than ever to be aware of the amount of fraud that is out there, preying upon anyone who appears desperate, including hurricane victims. Get aware! Get smart! And get resources! 
    Learn tips for filing FEMA & insurance claims fast, and for avoiding shysters with slick promises that are designed to separate you from your wallet, without any intention of helping you at all. 
    According to the FINRA Foundation research,
    *80% of Americans have been solicited in a fraudulent manner, with at least 11% losing a significant amount of money after engaging with the solicitor. *40%+ of Americans fall for scam/lies about "fully guaranteed" returns of 110 percent. *Americans aged 65 and older are more likely to be targeted and to fall victim to fraud.
    http://www.finra.org/newsroom/2013/finra-foundation-survey-reveals-over-80-percent-respondents-are-exposed-financial
    Learn how to protect yourself, and why it's important to protect your parents as well. Now.
    Get additional information at http://www.nataliepace.com/.
    Learn the ABCs of Money that we all should have received in high school at my next Investor Educational Retreat. Call 310-430-2397 or email info @ NataliePace.com to learn more now.
    The Old West Investor Empowerment and Healing Retreat Oct. 13-15, 2017 http://old.nataliepace.com/flyers/2017/Retreat201710.htm
     

  • 10 Tips for Doing Crowdfunding Right

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    1. Pick a crowdfunding site that fits your project
    Anymore, there are countless options for getting the cash you need to get your project started. But if you pick the wrong platform, your funding dreams may be dashed.
    2. Research the platform
    Having a place to collect dollars and cents isn’t enough to fulfill your dream of reaching crowdfunding success. The platform you pick needs to integrated social media functionality so that it’s easy to share and promote your project.
    3. Examine fees—closely
    Most crowdfunding sites ask for a percentage of your total crowd-sourced fund to keep the lights on. But that percentage can be unreasonable. Normal fees range between 6-13%—with some wiggle room. If you see a platform with fees above 20%, consider it a red flag
    4. Consider the benefit to the donor/funder
    Whether you’re collecting money for a charitable cause, like offering financial support for medical treatment, or pushing a profitable new idea, the guiding question should be the same: Why would the funder CHOOSE to give you money?
    5. Try to bring notable investors on board—even for small amounts
    Like any campaign, your goal is to get as many views and followers as possible. Consider the viral Ice Bucket Challenge—big names like Bill Gates, Oprah, Conan O’Brien, and dozens of others participated, growing the potential audience and interest a hundred-fold.
    People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs, small business owners

  • These Shoes Ain't Just Made for Walkin': The Cause Marketing Biz Model

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    Since I have consulted for several of the largest cause marketing clients in this "world" for the last couple of years, I not only knew a little something about this, I wholeheartedly embraced it. What Is Cause Marketing? Cause marketing refers to a type of marketing that involves the cooperative efforts of a "for profit" business and a non-profit organization for mutual benefit.
    Cause marketing differs from corporate giving (philanthropy), because the latter generally involves a specific donation that is tax deductible. Cause marketing, on the other hand, is a marketing relationship that's not necessarily based on a donation.  
    Answer the "Why" Before It's Asked Like any good marketer (cause or not), TOMS answers the question "WHY SHOES?" before it's even asked. TOMS lets its potential buyers know that wearing shoes protects against a disease called podoconiosis, a debilitating and disfiguring disease.
     
    3 Keys for Business Growth  
    Like many great companies, TOMS grew out of a vision to make the world a better place. The company was able to create and implement this mission by combining traditional direct-response marketing with new media efforts.
    1. Increase your number of customers. 2. Increase the number of purchases they make. 3. Increase the average amount they spend on each purchase.
    people who should listentothis   show are entrepreneurs, career coaches

  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lists and Media Selection but Were A

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    It's time to stop looking at quantity and start seeking quality. You can start by realizing that - at the end of the day - you are not building a list, you are building a community!
    Getting to Know Your List
    Accompanying your printout of list and media choices should be a data card. Data cards contain standardized information on all media and lists.
    Purchase Channel: This tells you whether the list is direct-mail sold, email lead generation, or compiled (i.e., the names were culled from directories).
    Average Unit of Sale (AUS): This is very important when selecting your list. If you are selling high-end riding lawn mowers that cost as much as $4,000 or more, you don't want a list of people who purchased only gardening gloves for $9.95.
    Universe Size: This is simply how large the list is. A list's universe size is an important consideration in making roll-out decisions.
    Not All Lists Are Created Equal There are basically two kinds of lists that you can market to:
    Hot Leads: People who have opted in to receive e-mails from you but have not yet made a purchase. They have taken the first step by saying they want information from you.
    Buyers: People who have opted in and have purchased one product from you.
    Peoplew ho need tolist en to this showa re entrepreneures, affiliates

  • Turning Someday Into Payday

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    The 10 Best Business Relationship Building Tips to Help Your Profits Soar!
    1.    Know something personal about the people you do business with. Some people don't believe in mixing business with pleasure.
    2.    Always be sincere. Has this ever happened to you? You are at a conference, and you meet someone in your industry.
    3.    Respond to colleagues in a timely manner. We are all busy. Someone else's biggest priority is usually not our own.
    4.    Always arrive on time.  Fashionably late does not exist in business.
    5.    Never use your children as an excuse. Many times the reason for not finishing a report or being late for a meeting very well may be because one of your children wasn't feeling well, or they couldn't find their homework or you forgot to pack school lunches.
    6.    Be Positive. No one likes to be around cranky people.  Beside the fact that cranky people take the fun out of things, it can be draining and counter-productive.
    7.    Know something about your potential business associate's company. If you are off to meet with a potential business associate, make sure you do your homework.
    8.    Never, ever gossip. Being known as a gossip is the fastest way to destroy business relationship.
    9.    Give more than you get. Karma does exist. If you are known as the WIIFM (what's in it for me) type, you need to work to change your image.
    People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs

  • How to Prepare Content Super F.A.S.T.

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    The idea is fairly simple - The process of taking existing content and using it in another format or fashion. A few quick examples include -  
    Recording mp3s of the content from an ebook and selling it as an audio product.   Extracting content from an ebook to your inbox magazine articles.  
    How To Prepare Content Super F.A.S.T.™ There are four basic ways that I use the concept of "recycling" content in my own business which I describe by using the acronym F.A.S.T.™… F - FIND appropriate excerpts. A - ADD to free materials. S - SWIPE other people's content. T - TRANSCRIBE your rants.
    FIND appropriate excerpts Do you have existing products related to your topic?  Feel free to excerpt portions of those products as essays. 2. ADD to free materials The next option that I use is to "add to free materials".   In other words - You take existing content that you've previously made available for free and you contribute additional content to further explain and enhance it.
    People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs, bloggers career coaches

  • How to Give Away Great Content But Still Get Paid

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    If you sell a service, you don't need to provide content on how to do what you do because people who want to do it themselves aren't really in your target market. You can create content that teaches your readers how to find a reputable service provider. You can also create content that teaches people how to enhance the work you do for them.
    give people the solution to their problem, but not the step-by-step instructions for doing it. You're showing them they need your product to fully accomplish what they want to do.
    Sell a Product by Selling the Why If you sell a consumer product, the same logic applies. You want the content to teach them why they need your product and enhance their experience of using your product.
    Sell Information Products with the What and Not the How If you sell information products, people think this is where it gets really tricky to control what you give away and what you sell, but it doesn't have to. There are a couple of ways you can approach this.
    Use Soft Endings One of the best ways to do this is with a "soft ending" to your essays. Most articles and essays end with a "hard ending."

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