Thank You All – 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 660 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 11 trips to carry that many people.

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Should you Sell your eBook on Amazon or your Blog? – Jeff Bullas’s Blog

Cover of my eBook - 9 Steps to Successful Goal Achievement

9 Steps to Successful Goal Achievement

I just finished writing my eBook – 9 Steps to Successful Goal Setting and was wondering if I should try to sell it on Amazon or here on my blog. I think it was timely that I ran across this post by Jeff Bullas.  Jeff has pointed out a lot of great things on his post that would be very beneficial.

I plan to give my new eBook to listeners of my podcast Goal Getting – Don’t Just Set’em, Get’em – The Goal Getting Podcast at not cost, yes FREE.  Look for it to launch in early January.  And when you see it and send me your email, I will send you your Free Copy.

But I have to think. Do I want to sell it on Amazon.  That would be cool to be a published author.  It has been one of my goals. I should do what I can to achieve that goal.

What does Jeff have to say?

Should you Sell Your Book on Amazon or Your Blog via Jeff Bullas’ Blog.

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New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work! Don’t Do Them.

Setting Goals Properly Works!

Make your own path!

Set Your Path and Achieve Your Goals

When you start on your path to achieve a goal, you are often confronted with many obstacles and struggles that keep you from achieving that goal.

Does your journey seem to take you away from the goals you want to achieve?  Sometimes it seems that way. Oftentimes, that journey seems like you are going around the wrong way.  When you look at it you may just be going around the obstacles to get to the same goal, but without the uphill battles you would normally need to take.

On the other hand, If it seems that your journey is taking you off course from your destination, then sometimes you must make your own path.  Some times you must do what it takes to stay lined up on your goal, even if the path requires you to work a little harder to to get to the ultimate goal.

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6 Crucial Steps to Stay Relevant in Digital Marketing for 2015

“Relevance is a search engine’s holy grail. People want results that are closely connected to their queries.”

Marc Ostrofsky, an American entrepreneur, venture capitalist and New York Times Best Selling Author.

Relevance is critical to online marketing, social media, etc.  Providing content that is relevant will set you apart from the competition.  When I was studying Social Media Marketing Strategy from Michael Brito @Britopian he stressed the importance of relevance in social media.  He told us there are 3 Key Reasons Why Relevant Content is important to Lock Out the Competition.

Locked Out!

Relevance offers the Keys to Locking Out the Competition.

  1. Relevance adds value to the conversation – When you listen to the people that are talking about Your Brand, you can learn what they need, what their problems are, if they are disgruntled, etc. Knowing this can allow your company to provide answers, ideas and information that can provide value to your customers.
  2. Relevance positions Your Brand as a trusted advisor – People look for those “Trusted Advisors” to provide relevant information that allows them to make educated decisions. When I was a Loan Officer, I wanted my customers and prospect to think of me as their “Trusted Advisor” in mortgage lending and real estate when they needed to get a new loan or refer someone they cared about.
  3. Relevance provides authenticity and believability. Being able to build trust will build loyalty. Providing relevant content shows that Your Brand is authentic and trustworthy, it makes what you say believable.  Customers buy from people they trust.

Let’s look at how you can can stay relevant in 2015.

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3 Amazing Concepts for Successful Goal Setting

It’s New Year’s Resolution Season

I say season, because like a sports season, people set New Year’s Resolution right before the beginning of the new year and they typically keep up with them for about three months afterward.  The New Year’s Resolution Season lasts from December through March.  Why does it last such a short time?

New Year’s Resolutions DON’T WORK!  Goals Work!

Check out this video of my Toastmasters Club speech.  It is Speech #6 – Vocal Variety.

I discuss The 3 Amazing Concepts for Successful Goal Setting!

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Top 5 Cereal Killers in the United States

Breakfast Burrito

Yum! Breakfast Burrito Bar. Eggs, Bacon, Cheese!

Halloween is coming up soon. I once went to a Halloween party dressed as a Cereal Killer.

I had the small boxes of cereal glued to some clothes. I stabbed plastic knives through the boxes and smeared red “blood” over them and the clothes. Everyone loved it. Sorry no pictures of it. That was before Smartphones.

In horror, eh honor of that costume, I bring you the Top 5 Cereal Killers in modern history.

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7.5 Ways To Influence the Twitter Influencers

Cuo of Coffee Twitter Influencers

Pull yourself up and pour a big Cup O’Joe and listen to what the Pro’s from Team Caffeine over at Social Media Experts Social Caffeine say about the Best & Fastest way to get the attention of Twitter Influencers.

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Twitter is by far the best social network for reaching out and meeting people. And you can reach out to anyone – no matter how high a status they have – as long as they have a Twitter account.

Many of the people to whom you can reach out could help your business. We’ll call these Twitter influencers.

Twitter influencers are the people in your niche or industry who could help you get ahead faster.

Maybe they are:

Big-name bloggers with thousands of followers, who could shine a light on your brand.

Potential investors in your new company.

Potential customers who would place big orders with your business.

So how can you catch them by the coat-tails and get them to notice you?

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