Mental Marketing

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Spring has sprung, trees are blossoming, and I’m wearing shorts at 8am with all my windows open – yeah!

I was just reading a recent Dan Kennedy newsletter.  If you don’t know him and have anything to market, get his Incredible Gift – $633.91 worth of money-making information. It will arm you with more ideas than you can implement in a year!  Today’s thought:

“If you don’t know ….to arrive at the sale, how can you guide them [your prospect]?”

Right, I left out the good stuff. Just get his  newsletter. Every one of them is a gem! Dan is an incredible marketer and copywriter – well worth the read. I always have at least one of his cds in my car.

Happy Spring!
YourBizLady
Shauna

The First Steps

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

In case you are feeling frustrated with the progress on your business, this message just in from the Universe:

“The thing about making it big, and doing it fast is that invariably the first steps will be small and slow.
Which oddly, for many, is the same reason people don’t take them.”

Be patient with yourself.  As Winston Churchill said: “Never, never, never give up.”

Cheers!
Shauna
Your Biz Lady

How to make a standard footer in Word 2003

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Hello again!

Ever wondered how to set up a standard footer in Word?  I’m still on Word 2003 (avoiding that new ribbon for as long as aI can!), but the general principals should still apply in the newer versions.  Check out my video!
How to create a standard footer

If you have any Word questions, I just might have an answer!  What would you like to know?

Cheers!
YourBizLady
Shauna

Social Entrepreneur Empowerment

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Calling all socially conscious entrepreneurs… and all those who want social change.

The Social Entrepreneur Empowerment Series is already under way, running until February 17.  You can join the teleclasses live, or listen to a recording later – for Free!  (“Later” is a good thing, because I would have missed some of these otherwise!)

Tune in, then let me know which segment is your favorite.

YourBizLady
Shauna

Branding Secrets – Become The Recognized Expert

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

In the last blog we talked about marketing vs. selling.  But there’s a step before both of those: Branding.  Mark Satterfield, founder of Gentle Rain Marketing, offers a free 5-Part Mini-Series: How You Can Implement Gentle Rain Branding Secrets To Become The Recognized Expert In Your Field!

Take a look at Mark’s introductory video  .If you  are already doing sales and marketing but haven’t specifically addressed branding, it’s worth taking a step back and doing the exercise.  You might discover a few things about your own business that make you even more marketable!

Prosperous 2011!
Your Biz Lady
Shauna

too much info?

Friday, December 31st, 2010

A quick quote from Dan Kennedy’s No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs:

If you don’t manage information,
you can’t profit from information.

(Thanks Dan.  I needed that!)

Wishing you a profitable New Year!
Your Biz Lady
Shauna

Speed-reading… How about Speed Watching!

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

There are so many great videos and webinar replays available on the internet, but who has time to watch them all?  As an Evelyn Woods speed reading graduate, I have been frustrated with having to. slow. down. to. listen. to. every. single. word.  Aaargh!   There had to be a solution!
So I searched and – yes, there is!  I found a REMARKABLE product that can slow down the video (helpful if you’re taking notes, or the speaker is just talking too fast).  You can also speed up the video to double, triple, even 4x the normal speed (without sounding like the chipmunk sound of a fast-forwarded tape).  The sound is very clear.  I find I run comfortably between 2x and 3x the normal speed.  Not only do I get the information faster, but my attention is less likely to wander.

Try it free for 7 days!  Speed Up Video

Speeding our way into a Happy New Year!
Your Biz Lady
Shauna

The 10 Best New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

As 2011 approaches, there are some resolutions worth keeping – for a lifetime!  Chris Steely lists these 10.

Resolve to…

  1. Stay brutally optimistic.
  2. Identify the most powerful benefit you offer to the people around you and then deliver it.
  3. Pump-up your personal vitality.
  4. Be habitually generous.
  5. Go on a mental diet….  Avoid the temptation to vent your negativity on others.
  6. Be a global citizen, fully open to the cultures and influences of others.
  7. Take control of your destiny.
  8. Increase your human connectedness.
  9. Increase your creativity by letting go of the familiar.
  10. Be You! because others are already taken.

For details on each one, see the full article at gpsbusinessgroup.
My favorite nugget (from #7 above):  “Don’t be so busy trying to make a living that you forget to make a life.”

Holly Happy Dayz!
Your Biz Lady, Shauna

Blueprint for PROSPERITY Now…

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

 

Dan Kennedy – the No B.S. marketing guru – is being generous.  He is offering his Blueprint for PROSPERITY Now… in UnProsperous Times.  Get the FIVE ESSENTIAL STRATEGIES at  http://dankennedy.com/whitepaper/.

Cheers!

Shauna
Your Biz Lady

Say Thanks by helping end world hunger

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

We have so much to be grateful for!  This Thanksgiving, say thanks by offering a hand UP.  Learn how to donate chicks, honeybees, goats, water buffalo…to families worldwide who are poor and hungry.  Show thanks for what you already have by helping them start their journey into self-reliance and hope.

In the hierarchy of needs, food and shelter have to happen as part of having peace on our planet.  Read some of the inspiring Success Stories from people around the globe who have had their lives changed as a result of Heifer’s work.

Take your stand to make this world a better place: Do your Christmas shopping at the Heifer Gift Ark.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving
Your Biz Lady
Shauna