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Top Five Secrets of Resilient People

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Top Five Secrets of Resilient People

 

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to bounce back easily after something bad, or uncomfortable happens to them? It can seem like these people have some sort of special powers, or know something the masses don’t, and it is definitely true! Most people who bounce back quickly after disappointments, loss, or grief share some, if not all five of these secrets! If you struggle to be positive or bounce back after a set back, it is important to remember this quote, “Every set back is a preparation for a come back” and carefully consider implementing these five secrets in your life.

The Top Five Secrets of Resilient People

Number 1:  Journal Keeping – Successful/Resilient people keep journals. Why? Because when you keep a journal  you can go through your history and you can spot trends that you may want to address (“I’m always sad around 6PM) and you will feel proud and accomplished when you look back at past struggles and see how you overcame them.

 

 

 

Number 2: Know Your Strengths – Resilient people know their strengths, consider your greatest character strengths, and when faced with challenges or adversity, brainstorm ways you can solve your problem drawing on those strengths.

 

 

 

Number 3: Involve a Spouse or Partner – Resilient people have a support person who can help them succeed. If you have a spouse/partner do not shield this person from your struggles, involve them! This will strengthen your relationship and will help you find a solution together. If you don’t have a spouse/partner, a good friend can also fill this role.

 

 

 

Number 4: Have a Hobby – Sometimes in life we get so busy being busy that we lose who we are, as a mother I find this is one that I struggle with, and if you are reading this and you’re a mother you may feel the same! Once I had kids I found that my “me time” flew out the window, and maintaining a hobby or activity that I enjoy has been much more difficult! However, it is vital as a human being that we maintain our sense of self, and find/make the time to enjoy our favorite pastimes. If you currently do not have a hobby or something you are passionate about that lifts your spirits I would highly encourage you to find one… the great part is you can test drive all kinds of hobbies and past times to find one you like. Have fun with it and get to know you!

 

 

Number 5: No Self Pity! – Stop asking yourself, “Why me”, and start asking yourself, “Why Not me?” How are you going to handle this? How can you help other people handle this? Self Pity is destructive and does not move you toward anything but misery, so if you find yourself having a pity party, think back to step number 4, find your hobby, or favorite activity and make time to do that! Snap yourself out of the pity party and move on, you will be better for it, and the situation will improve, or at the very least you will be better equipped to emotionally deal with it.

 

Bonus Tip: Surround yourself with positive people! No-one likes to hang around a downer person. Be the happy person, who does not complain or pity themselves, but looks for solutions, and results. Embody the phrase, “Every set back is a preparation for a comeback” and I promise you will see big changes in yourself, and the way people react to you around you. Relationships will improve, your business quests will be better, and your financial success will grow! You can do anything you set out to do, you just have to empower yourself, and realize the game of life is mental. This means your thinking will control your destiny!

 

To your Success,

 

Amanda Evans

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>>> This blog post was inspired by an article I read in Success Magazine – April 2012 – Bouncing Back, by Melissa Balmain

 

How To Become a Great Executionist!

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How to Become a Great Executionist!

In searching for the results I would like to achieve in life, I have had more than enough knowledge that I have learned, however, its not the great idea that wins the race. Have you ever known someone, perhaps even yourself, who has great ideas, and maybe even makes a plan, but for whatever reason the plan never comes to fruition. Well the secret to success is NOT in the great idea, its in great execution! Another way to think of this is implementation!

Everyone has great ideas…. few seem to act!

I recently had the opportunity to attend an incredible seminar (No Excuses III), and it got me thinking about human nature… it seems everyone has great ideas, however very few actually take action! It is so easy to attend seminars for your network marketing business, and hope that you will have some success, you leave full of great ideas, but most leave it at that. They take a bunch of notes, and then put them in a corner and never look at them again. If you really want success do not be one of these people. Attend your company functions, learn, and become the great executionist!

Why you NEED to become a Great Executionist?

Whatever your goals, and your reason for doing network marketing, you owe it to your why (remember the why is what drives you!) to become the great executionist! Without great execution you make it infinitely harder to reach your goals and become the success you dream of becoming.

The simple formula to become a Great Executionist!

Lucky for you, and me, it is simple to become a great executionist. The reason everyone does not achieve this title is simple: failure to take action! You see everyone has challenges, everyone can make up a limiting story to why they cannot achieve their dreams, but anyone, can take action, change their limiting story, and change their results. It takes work, and most would rather learn, and not implement because by its very nature the learning is much easier than the implementation to become the great executionist! Becoming a Great Executionist will not happen overnight, it will take work, but it will be worth it!

4 Daily Action Steps to Execute immediately

Starting today if you implement these 4 daily action steps you will see a major shift in your business, and you will see the results you are looking for in time!

Action 1:  Talk to 5 people per day – Do not simply ask them if they would like to learn about X company, instead ask them this: “If it did not interfere with what you are currently doing, would you be open to a side project for income?” now this is not necessarily a new idea, however if they say YES, you are not to verbally puke all over them by trying to sell them on your opportunity, instead you are simply going to say  “Why would you be open?” (just act curious) – this is the clincher, and will give you their WHY!! Genius hey! (I learned this one from Ray Higdon’s Master Sponsoring Series)

Action 2:  Set up a Facebook Fan page that brand YOU! – This should be seperate of your primary network marketing business.  Why? Because you have something to offer others, not just those that may be your customers, and it is important that you create your brand! (if you want more info on this my friend Michelle has a great course on Social Media Mastery) Post relevant good content to your Facebook Fan Page everyday! This is where you will create a following rather than utelizing your personal Facebook page.

Action 3: Consider Video Marketing, or creating a blog, and add content at least 4 times a week, whichever you choose!

Action 4:  Present your opportunity at least 1 time per day. It is the action that makes the difference. You can find people anywhere! Remember Action 1 though, first find out if they are open! In these times of economic uncertainty you should be able to find at least one of the 5 people you are talking to that is open to at least meeting with you further.

 

Finally the biggest secret to becoming a Great Executionist.… get started! Make a daily checklist and do not go to bed until you have finished your tasks! Remember you can only be responsible to you!! There is no one that will hold your hand in this business, you need to step up, be the leader to your team, and reach your goals! Few will take the necessary action to become successful, which is one reason I love this business! Yes it takes work, and most will not do the work necessary to succeed, but I am on the FOCUS method, which is Firmly On Course Until Successful! I would love to see you on this train with me!

To your success!

 

Amanda Evans

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The Website Traffic System – aka Snowballing…

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The Website Traffic System – aka Snowballing!

While its true spring is sprung in many parts of the world, I am here in Alberta Canada thinking about Snowballing! It is something you should be thinking of too, if you are wanting to learn the secret to The Website Traffic System!

Recently I was reading an incredible article by Allan Gardyne. He talked about the traffic snowball for websites, and it got me thinking…

There really is no magic to website traffic, but their absolutely is the Website Traffic System – which I have dubbed Snowballing! If you have ever built a snowman you know that to create the body we first start with a small snowball, and gradually add more and more snow, until eventually you have to put it on the ground and push it around because it is getting so big!

 

 

The secret to the Website Traffic System is just like a snowball…

when you start a blog, or a new website, you are akin to that small snowball, you don’t have a lot of followers, and you are perhaps not even sure how to get them! They key is simple! Start your website traffic System  snowballing, by implementing the following strategies:

 

  •  Create content that people value
  • Get links to your content
  • Which will rank your site well in the search engines
  • People find your valuable content via search, and love it so they link to you
  • You then rank even better in the search engines
  • You keep creating valuable content on your site
  • People find your new content and link to you
  • This improves your organic search engine and direct linking traffic more
  • You create more valuable content
  • and the snowball gets bigger and bigger… and now you are Snowballing!!
  • Rinse and repeat!!

The Website Traffic System is so often over complicated!

So often when people are new to blogging, or online website creation they compare themselves, and or their website to giant sites that have been around for years! It is vital to remember that anything worth doing takes time! If you are building your site with hopes of being an overnight sensation, you are in the wrong business, and my recommendation would be to find something else. There is no get rich quick!

Success takes time?

If you apply the strategies of the Website Traffic System and get your snowball rolling you will absolutely see success, however, you must remember to consistency wins the race! In the last several months I have had this drilled into my head by many successful mentors of mine, such as Darren Hardy, Jim Rohn, Ray Higdon, Michelle Pescosolido and many others. Success takes time! There are lots of people out there that take advantage of desperate, or uneducated people and promise overnight riches, take your money and never deliver! Even though a very select few may of had some overnight success, the simple fact is consistency is what wins races, and it is what will help you create a legacy that you can pass on!

A Dream is just a Fantasy until daily Action is taken!

To move yourself in the direction of success and increase your website traffic, it is vital that you take action! Implement the value and constantly strive to find valuable, relevant topics to review and present to your readers! Your readers will get to know you, and love you for who you are, and who you aren’t! Surround yourself with people more successful than you are, as they will help you reach onward and upward.  Take action today by starting your own Website Traffic System and get your site Snowballing!

Leading with Value,

Amanda Evans

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10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer

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10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer

 

The 10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer!

Are you trying to build a blog? a business? both? Are you longing for better content? Do you want to hone your skills as a writer?

Perhaps you are just looking for a better way to market your business offline. Today while I was researching for my own blog, and trying to come up with something unique and interesting to write about I came across an incredible view on becoming a better writer!

This idea made me laugh, and then I actually re-read the 10 steps to becoming a better writer again, and again, and I thought to myself… I have to share these with my blog fans!

So without further ado, here they are.

10 steps to becoming a better writer.
1. Write.
2. Write more.
3. Write even more.
4. Write even more than that.
5. Write when you don‟t want to.
6. Write when you do.
7. Write when you have something to say.
8. Write when you don‟t.
9. Write every day.
10. Keep writing.

So if you are like me… when you read this you probably thought this list is ridiculous! Here I was expecting something profound and this 10 steps to becoming a better writer list was not my idea of profound! However, as I pondered, and re-read the words the truthfulness of the list hit me!

Its the consistent that win this race!! So if you have a goal, a dream, a vision, a why, remember to be consistent! No matter what your goal or passion is keep going, do it when you don’t want to, apply these 10 Steps and you will see a difference!

 

Yours in Success,

 

Amanda Evans

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The Power of Presentation

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The Power of Presentation

 

Have you ever really thought about the power of presentation? In life there are few things that actually have as much influence over us as the power of presentation. This applies to every aspect of our lives, such as how we eat, experience relationships, look, dress, feel, do business, the list goes on and on.

Today I want to give you a quick visual example of what I mean. Here we have a banana, a Kiwi, and a mandarin orange…

Alone they look enticing, and certainly they are tasty, however, imagine the power when presentation comes into play.

 

Here we have the same fruits embodying the Power of Presentation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any Questions?

To your success!

Amanda Evans

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One Minute Commissions – Non Biased Review

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One Minute Commission – Non Biased Review

I wanted to make sure you were
getting a good deal…

So me and my team REALLY went to
town on this one…

Here’s my honest review of a product
that many are saying could change the
industry PERMANENTLY.

And is making REAL, EVERYDAY PEOPLE…

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MY REVIEW OF “One Minute Commissions”
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THE BENEFITS:

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– No complicated installation

– No steep “learning curves”

– NO need to own or even understand websites

– Simple to use

– Everything is in one easy to use interface

– Short video guides (nice and easy to follow)

– NO LIMITS

– Fits around your current routine

– Can be finished within MINUTES

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the creators removed the need for “techie” skills…

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Following their “newbie friendly” guidance…

And you will set up your own personal income streams…

In just a few MINUTES.

One Minute Commissions can actually be used for
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But they like to focus on the easy to use,
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CONCLUSION:

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

Newbie Friendly 9/10

Wow Factor: 9/10

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It’s fair to say this is one of the
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Once you have set yourself up, please let me know how you are doing with it!

To your Success,

 

Amanda Evans

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Why Do Most Network Marketers Fail?

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“Why Do Most Network Marketers Fail?”

Network marketing is Simple, but doing the old way (i.e.
cold calling people) is NOT easy.

Don’t kid yourself!

Let me explain my view of why network marketing is notorious
for having a 95% or higher failure rate..

Have you ever heard of Occam’s razor?

It states that the simplest explanation for a phenomenon is usually the best. We’ll use this theory to explain why more than 95% or more network marketers fail.

Ready?

Most network marketers fail because the marketing methods that they are taught don’t work 95% or more of the time.

So we’re led to ask the next logical question, what are most fledgling network marketers taught?

Well, I can only speak from my experience, but what I was taught was to buy and cold call leads.

Now, I’m not going to say this doesn’t work, but I will say is that after six months of cold calling leads for 3 hours a day with very little success this tactic doesn’t work for me.
Honestly, unless you’re natural born confident sales leader going into your network marketing career you’ll probably have these same results. Don’t get me wrong some people are very good at cold calling leads, but most people aren’t.

What happens to most people after they’ve spend thousands of dollars on leads with very little success after months of effort?

They run out of money. They get burned out and then . . .

They give up.

Another important factor contributing to why most network marketers fail is the type of leads they buy.

Why does the type of leads network marketers use make a difference?

Well . . .

Business opportunity leads, the leads most new network marketers are told to use, are generic. These leads answer an ad that just asks them if they want to be financially free or make money from home or something like that.

Well . . . of course they do!

But that doesn’t mean they want anything to do with YOUR network marketing program.

When the average network marketer calls these generic business opportunity leads the leads don’t know anything about the network marketer’s business and for the most part honestly don’t care.

This leads to the fledgling network marketer hearing a lot of “NOs”.

Hearing NO all the time leads to quite a bit of self doubt, both about the network marketer’s own ability and the validity of their association with their network marketing company.

Negative feelings begin to harbor and as I said before eventually the network marketer gives up, usually within 3-6 months.The fledgling network marketer’s perception of their business goes from one of opportunity to one of complete doubt and negativity.

Reality follows perception, so because the fledgling network marketer believes both themselves and their business as having little hope this becomes TRUE.

That’s basically why 95% of network marketers fail if you asked me.

Don’t let this happen to you! Find your Success! If you believe whole heartedly in your company and yourself than you owe it to yourself to find out how to do this business the right way! Their are secrets to the success you just have to search for them. 🙂

 

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To your Success,

Amanda Evans

What is the Best Source of Traffic Online?

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What is the Best Source of Traffic Online?

If you’ve ever wanted to know the truth behind exactly how a ‘nobody’ goes from zero to financial freedom in the online home business industry here’s an unabridged story

Just a few days ago Gary asked …

“What’s the best source of traffic online?”

-Gary

Because I’m sure this question is on the top of just about everyone’s mind I decided the best way to answer it would be here …

The answer is simple:

The source that pays for itself.
(Read that again)

Let me give you an insight I never had until very recently. There is NOT a singular best source of traffic, there are many.

What makes a good marketer is the ability to find and exploit as many as possible, but most people want to simply be handed a solution that places them in a situation where they bare no involvement or risk and can be passive as far as this part of their business goes.

That’s why lead companies STILL make a killing. They simple say “Give me your money and I’ll make sure you never have to deal with getting leads again.” It’s incredibly enticing and it seems to take a huge burden of your shoulders, but it really doesn’t.

It handicaps you.

Once you give in you’re now “hooked” to that provider in a situation where you have no control over lead quality – very bad.

But this isn’t a discussion of lead companies. I bring this up because the desire for things to just be handed to us is a strong one and giving into it can put you in a dangerous situation I suggest you avoid.

There are several good ways to go out and get leads, so let me give you priceless advice.

Forget about conversion rates when getting traffic, think only in terms of money in and money out (HINT: read that again).

If you do this things get SO much easier. If you “test” a traffic source and you make a dollar more than you spent then consider it gold and do everything in your power to keep that stream open and flowing.

Why?

It’s free high quality leads and if you start to think this way it doesn’t matter if your company’s product converts high or low, just simply if you’re profitable.

To find the best traffic sources, and as I think back personally …

It’s important to think in terms of …

“TESTING” (I love that word).

Everything is a “test” in my mind, and I think because of this perspective I’m able to create success where others are not – so it’s a mindset I highly suggest you adopt.

It puts you into the drivers seat. Too many people online want to throw in the towel prematurely and say “It didn’t work” and simply quit. Don’t be one of them, you have to get over the ideas of success and failure – it’s all just a test (ingrain it in your brain). Some tests will work out quite well and others won’t. Keep doing what works and get rid of the rest and you’ll soon find yourself very profitable.

To the top,

Amanda Evans

P.S. If you’ve ever wanted to know the truth behind exactly how a ‘nobody’ goes from zero to financial freedom in the online home business industry here’s an unabridged story

http://bit.ly/IuPKtL

How to Make Money on Fiverr?

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How To Make Money on Fiverr?

Have you ever wondered how to make money on Fiverr? Maybe you have never even heard of Fiverr.com, it is a relatively new website but it is one that I recommend for several reasons…

If you are looking to earn a few dollars, or even better you have kids that have some great talent or you want to instill a work ethic in your children so they can earn some money toward things, think of Fiverr.com as the new way to shovel driveways, mow grass, and other things!

For instance, my 4 year old daughter Jaycee is desperate for a bike! She wants to learn to ride a bike, and have a bike for the summer… which I absolutely want to encourage… but I also know being an adult now, that people cherish things they work for, or things that they earn!  There is no glory in being given anything! So to honor this mentality I put my mommy thinking cap on, and wondered just how I could help my daughter earn some money toward her bike purchase, and an idea was born! We looked into how to make money on Fiverr.com!

What is Fiverr?

Fiverr.com is a website which allows you to look for services that people are willing to offer you in exchange for $5, and its also a place for you to post a service, talent or pretty much anything you are willing to do for $5 on their site. You will keep $4 per $5 sale, as Fiverr.com keeps the other $1 (as their profit).

How to Make Money on Fiverr? – Including set up, and terminology…

In order to start making money on Fiverr,com you will first need to create an account. Then think about what talent, skill, or product you are willing to offer for $5, now remember everything must be offered for $5 (nothing more or less) Once you have a plan create you first “gig” which in Fiverr terms is a sales page for your offer. Once you have done this you will need to promote your gig, which you can do via Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, and your blog (if you have one)

Here is a Sneek Peek at My Daughters Sales Video

If you would like to contribute to her earning the bike, please go to her sales page.

I hope you learned how to make money on Fiverr.com, and found some value in this post.

To your Success,

 

Amanda Evans

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Strawberry Cucumber Salsa – Recipe

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Strawberry Cucumber Salsa – Recipe

Hey everyone the recipe I want to share with you this week speaks summer to me!! Nothing is better than fresh picked strawberries… and I would of never thought to pair them like this in this recipe!! It is delicious!!

So here is what you need to buy:

Ingredients:

2 cups strawberries

2 Field Cucumbers (I peeled mine, but you don’t have to)

1/2  red onion

1 small Jalapeño, seeds removed

1/2 bunch fresh cilantro

Juice of 1 small lime

Salt and pepper, to taste

Chop up into small bites the Strawberries, Cucumber, Red Onion, Jalapeño, and Cilantro. Mix Ingredients in a bowl

Drizzle with the lime juice, and toss to coat, then add salt and pepper to your liking…. that’s it! How is that for Easy!! (original Recipe here)

Serve with a nice Rosemary and Sea Salt Cracker, or try with the Town House Flatbread Crisps (in Sea salt and Olive Oil) which are available in the USA, and are delicious but sorry to my Canadian friends we cannot get those crackers here, so find something similar and enjoy 🙂

As always leave me some comments with your thoughts on this recipe, and let me know if you make any changes… I hope you enjoy it 🙂

Amanda Evans

 

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