2 Tips for Building a Professional Network on LinkedIn

LinkedIn GraphicLinkedIn was somewhat of a mystery to me for a long time.  I signed up, uploaded a photo and filled in my profile, connected with a few co-workers and colleagues, then wondered why I was there because I didn’t know what else to do with it.

I can’t say I really know how to fully use the system, however, I have learned some things along the way that I hope you’ll find useful.

1. Be Professional

The most important thing to remember about LinkedIn is that it is a professional networking site.  If you are looking to connect to friends and share jokes and photos, stick to Facebook and Twitter and some of the other sites.  Don’t be tempted to use avatars or photos of flowers for your photo.  Most professional people will see that and not want to connect with you.

2. Complete Your Profile

The next most important thing is to fully complete your profile.  There is a percentage bar on the page that tells you how far you still have to go to complete your profile.  Do it all and always update it with new any new items.  Updating will put you in front of your network and give people a reason to take another look to see what you’ve added.

3. Endorse Others

LinkedIn will ask you to add skills that you have and will provide a place for people to endorse you.  Never, ever ask anybody to endorse you.  The key to getting endorsements is to endorse others for the skills they have that you are aware of.  The endorsements are valuable in that they tell people looking at your profile that they can trust that you really have those skills.

4. Join Groups

Last, but not least, perhaps the most important step in the LinkedIn networking chain is to join groups.  There are many groups on LinkedIn.  Pick those that are relevant to your business and are a place where the people you want to be connected with are participating.

You can add to topics started by others or start your own topic within a group.  Each group has its own rules so familiarize yourself with them and don’t break them, it isn’t appreciate.  Try to schedule time to post in your group, whether you are adding new content or leaving a comment on someone else’s post.  This is a great way to create relationships with others in your field or area of expertise that you might not otherwise be able to connect with.

Be Patient

Remember that it takes a while to build a network.  Be consistent and don’t give up, it will eventually pay off.  And above all else, on LinkedIn, always put your best professional foot forward.

 

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2 Making Difficult Choices in Business

choicesSometimes we get so busy doing things that we think are necessary for our business and often they are.  However, there comes a time when we have to step back and ask ourselves these questions:

Are the things I am doing enhancing my business or taking away from it?

Is doing these things the best use of my time?

What can I be doing that would be more effective?

Right now I have just launched one product – The Youth Empowerment Telesummit Downloads and CDs which are also being posted at JV Zoo, I am launching my new book, Pick From the Passion: Empowering Young Entrepreneurs to Start a Business next week, and shortly after that I am launching my new year-long program, The Monetize Your Passion Blueprint – Empowering Young Entrepreneurs.

I’m very busy writing copy, posting on social media, and recruiting affiliates to help me sell these products and blogging.  I am also an affiliate for other people who are launching their new things right now as well.  I’ve been promoting some of them like crazy because, after all, I would earn a commission on anything they sell as a result of my referral. 

Today I had to step back and ask myself if this is a good use of my time?  And actually, it isn’t.  I did have a few referrals sign up for a free webinar I’ve been promoting and hopefully they will sign on to the paid course that follows or buy some product from the seller.  It’s great product, fabulous information too, but the majority of the folks that follow me aren’t looking for this information, so the chances are that they won’t buy.  Still, I couldn’t say no to this promotion.

Another friend in an entirely different field – health – is promoting her new program and she’s been promoting for me, so reciprocating is a no brainer.  Besides, most of my followers are interested in health and how to reduce stress, as am I.  That makes more sense to me, so watch for these promotions because I’ll be posting them soon.

The answer to my questions is that doing other promotions right now is NOT the best use of my time for two reasons; one because it’s taking time away from creating copy and planning my own promotions, and two because all this work may or may not yield any return on the investment I’m making with my time.

My dilemma though, is that I can’t say no to these folks who are asking me to help because they help me.  So, I’m still promoting and hoping that will pay off in commissions, and I’m working longer hours and am more tired working on my own projects.

There aren’t always easy choices even when the answers to our questions tell us we should be doing something different.

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How to Develop Entrepreneurial Thinking Skills and a Marketing Savvy Mindset

Today’s post is reprinted with permission from Adam Urbanski
Millionaire Marketing Mentor

 

Business HandshakeThis past weekend I received a disturbing message from a dear friend. His business wasn’t generating all the income he needed. He’s exhausted all savings, started depleting credit card reserves and badly needed money to pay this month’s mortgage... Ouch! I wish I knew sooner…

Whether it’s pride or just human nature that keeps professionals from asking for help sooner, it’s just plain silly to keep “toughing it out” when there are so many strategies for generating new business fast.

You see, there is really no shortage of new business, there is only a shortage of knowledge how to get this business.

So if you are one of those professional folks who could use a few hundred bucks to help out with this month’s mortgage, here are a few strategies to get your business buzzing with new customers or clients:

1. Get on the phone!

Pick up the phone and call everyone you know. Contact all clients, prospects, friends and family. Make sure they all know what you do, who you are looking for as a client, and how to “give you away.”

2. Get out and meet people!

Sitting in the office, shuffling paperwork and piddling around with emails will not take you far enough fast enough. You need to be talking to people who can buy your product or service. Set a goal of how many people you want to see in person every day and find ways to meet that goal!

3. Stop competing and start leveraging!

Instead of being mad at your competitors for stealing all your business, approach them and offer to help out. At times we all get projects that are too big, too small, or too “whatever” for us to take on.

Contact your competitors and ask if they would be willing to outsource their “too whatever” jobs to you – so that you can both make some dough. (Yeah, I know, it sounds like eating some humble pie – but hey, I think it beats living under a bridge 😉

4. Ask for referrals!

You should be doing this anyway. Have a conversation with all clients (past and current) and help them think of people they can introduce you to right away. Oh, and don’t forget – just because a prospect says “no”, it doesn’t mean he or she doesn’t know someone who would gladly say “yes”.

5. Crank up your follow-up!

Do you have a stack of cards from people who turned you down once before? Maybe it’s time to resurrect them. Reach out to your “old” prospects – even if you previously gave up on them. Give them a call, send them a postcard or an article, and give them a special reason to say “yes” now!

6. Forgive your ex-clients!

Frequently ex-clients realize they made a mistake by getting involved with another vendor – but they are too embarrassed to admit it. Give them a way to gracefully come back to you and many will do it.

7. Catch a COI!

Form an alliance with Centers of Influence who can introduce to a large number of prospects at once and give you instant credibility. Well thought out and carefully executed strategic alliances with COI can infuse your business with all the new sales you can handle.

8. Educate, educate, educate!

Regardless of what business you are in you can always find things your clients and prospects would appreciate learning from you. How-to tips, informative case studies, industry reports – those are all great tools that can easily attract prospects hungry for your “stuff.”

9. Start thinking strategically!

If you are having trouble attracting enough new business, the marketing tactics above should help you get things hopping, but to achieve a long-term sustainable success you’ll need to address your marketing on a strategic level.

Identify or re-evaluate your ideal target market, clearly describe the benefits your product or service provides, create a compelling marketing message, re-evaluate your business model and re-define your methods of delivering your product or service, etc., etc.

10. Stop getting and start giving!

When you are in the “how I can GET a client” mode, you are focused on you – and that doesn’t make you very attractive. Shift your thinking to “how I can GIVE clients more VALUE” and you’ll become an irresistible client magnet!

11. GET HELP!

When you are in the midst of a demanding situation you cannot always have the clarity needed to creating solutions. Collaborate with a successful associate, start your own board of advisors or a mastermind group, or hire a marketing mentor to pull you out of the quicksand. Remember, when time and money count – you can’t afford the expensive “trial and error” learning curve!

Oh, and one final thought – now that you are done reading – get busy implementing!

The Author, Adam Urbanski, The Marketing Mentor, helps Service Professionals and Small Business Owners attract more clients. http://www.themarketingmentors.com

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                • Are you frustrated because it seems like every time you try to communicate with your kids, it turns into an argument?
                • Are you looking for new strategies and tools to empower your kids to take responsibility for their actions and for their future?

If you answered yes to any of these questions,

The Youth Empowerment Telesummit is meant for you!

 You can OWN this amazing content filled series The Youth Empowerment Telesummit.  The program will provide you with practical, easy to implement strategies to engage the tweens, teens and young adults in your life to improve communication, build trust, and empower them with life skills.

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14 Day 21 of UBC – The Liebster Award

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Chef William Chaney of http://healthyfoodanddiet.com nominated me for the Liebster award.  I’m honored to have been nominated by Chef William and in gratitude for his support, I accept.  However, I do really want to know who thought it was a good idea to make this award so much work to accept.

In order to accept the award the following requirements are placed on the recipient:

When you are nominated for the award:

You post eleven random facts about yourself

You answer eleven questions from the person who nominated you, and

Then you pass the award onto eleven other blogs (making sure that you tell them you nominated them) and ask them eleven questions.

Here are the 11 random facts about myself:

I was born blond – go ahead, I dare you to make a blond joke.

I really do not like cauliflower or broccoli.

I still love to rock out to Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.

Scary movies are my favorite (I don’t mean gory movies though)

Moving to New Mexico is a possibility in the future.

Traveling used to be a favorite past-time, now not so much.

I am CERT certified (Community Emergency Response Training) and on the emergency disaster planning committee and Community Resilience Coalition in my town.

The top two shows on my list of lifetime favorites are the original The Twilight Zone and The X-Files.

I love Asian food best, especially Chinese and Thai.

I once lived on a property with a 15 acre lake and had the job of rowing to the island in the lake to collect the eggs from ducks, geese and other birds that frequented there.

And last, but not least, I really, really do not like chicken (I do eat though – but ugh).

Now for a few questions from Chef William in order to obtain the award:

1.      What one Food Item that you have eaten but will never eat again and why?

Octopus.  It was mushy and I really dislike the consistency.

2.      What is the one food Item that is on your “must have’ list and why?

Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream.  Just because it is so yummy and I love ice cream.  But knowing Chef William, he intended something more healthy and because he nominated me for this award I’d have to say pumpkin because it is healthy, yummy and very versatile.  How many other foods can you turn into soup, casserole, pudding, pie and the best “brownies” I ever ate?

3.      Where would you like to live, if you could live anywhere in the world, and what makes it special?

Eastern New Mexico, either Santa Fe or Taos, because I feel connected to the place.

4.      What is one food item that you would have removed from school lunches if you had the power?

Hm, I’m not sure.  I usually brought lunch from home and can’t really remember that far back.

5.      What is one thing that you do that is the most important to your overall good health?

Eat as healthy as I can.  Well, except for the Cherry Garcia Ice Cream and coconut cake.

6.      What is the name of the last non-fiction book you read and how long ago did you read it?

I completed Kiss the Mirror Raising Humanity in the Twenty-first Century by Mama Marlaine Cover.  It’s an awesome book right up my alley about transforming the way we think about raising children and teaching them the life skills they require using third party educators.   

 7.      What is your favorite outdoors exercise?

I used to climb mountains and belay down them again.  Now I’m happy to just  be walking outside.  I also love swimming.

8.      Are you concerned about GMO’s in our foods and why or why not?

Yes I am concerned about GMO’s, mainly because no one really knows what the impact of this will be further down the line and I’d rather not be experimented on.

9.      What is one recipe that you would like to add to your collection but have not been able to find anywhere?

The Cheese Cake Factory’s recipe for Hungarian Goulash.  They no longer make it but continue to refuse to share the recipe.

10.  Do you have a bucket list and if so, how many items are on it and how many have you been able to cross off as completed, in the last two years?

I don’t have a formal bucket list.  There are a few places I’d like to travel, but I’ve managed to do most of the things I really wanted to do in life.

11.  We should all have our “15 minutes of fame” have you had your yet and if so, when and what was it?

I don’t recall anything that I would consider being my 15 minutes of fame.  It doesn’t feel like it’s missing either or that it’s something I want.

Here are the blogs and bloggers that I am nominating:

1.      Jane Boyd Moughon  http://www.managingthenewgeneration.com

2.      Kaye Dennan               http://homebusinesssuccessideas.com

3.      Gordon Bryan             http://thegreatgordino.com

4.      Nicki Sanders              http://theteentoolbox.com

5.      Kathy Hadley               http://kathyhadleylifecoach.blogspot.com

6.      Rachel Heller               http://rachelheller.org

7.      Tamsin Young             http://www.inspirationalresults.com

8.      PeggyLee Hanson       http://www.inspiration4encouragement2supportu.com

9.      Cher Fauvel                 http://rawfoodenergybenefits.com

10.  Stuart Nager               http://openingofdoors.wordpress.com

11.  Mama Red                  http://mamaredknight.com

Now it’s my turn to ask my nominees 11 questions.

1.   Are you a new entrepreneur or have you been in business for awhile?

2.   What is your biggest blogging challenge?

3.   What is one goal for your blog?

4.   If money were no object, what would you do all day long?

5.   Who is your ideal customer/client?

6.   What social media sites are you on aside from Facebook?

7.   What is stronger for you, your dream or your doubts?

8.   What services does your business offer?

9.     Do you have a business coach?

10.   What makes you happiest about your business?

11.  What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

I apologize in advance to all my nominees for the work involved in accepting this award.  It is a lot of fun though.  And the Liebster Award, to my way of thinking, is about loving your blog and it being a favorite.  The German word Liebs means love or of love and the word liebste, again in German, means favorite.  So to my nominees, I love your blogs and they are among my favorites.

 

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6 I Am on a Mission to Empower Young Entreprenuers

MYP Workbook CoverI’m doing something really scary for me; I’m starting a global movement to end youth unemployment.  That’s right, GLOBAL!

With all of my heart, I believe that we need to step up and create some sort of income potential for our youth.  My friend Alan Miles of hmroomph.com wrote in my first book, 31 Powerful Lessons Empowering Teens and Young Adults to Develop an Entrepreneur Mindset,

One of the challenges of the next decade is how we’re going to create enough jobs – especially for young people.  Recession or no recession, the nature of work is changing, workforces are shrinking in the major companies, new patterns are emerging.

The most important is the growth of self-employment and new start-ups.  Already numbers in the US and across Europe are at record highs, and that’s where most of the growth in the employment market is coming from.  Some commentators predict that half the US workforce could be employed in micro-businesses by 2020.”

Alan is a human resources consultant and achievement management specialist so he knows what he speaks of and speaks of it with some insight.

I believe that is incumbent upon us as parents, teachers, life skills professionals, coaches, and mentors to empower our youth to develop an entrepreneur mindset.  We need to start in elementary school.  There are many examples of young kids, ages eight and nine and up, who have had a great idea and with the support of the adults in their life have created a successful business so it can be done.

It starts with a mindset. That is why I developed a training course for adults who either currently work with youth or want to develop a youth centered business. 

My certification course, The Monetize Your Passion Blueprint – Empowering Young Entrepreneurs, includes the materials you’ll need plus weekly calls, plus personal coaching sessions with me plus a FREE FOR LIFE membership in our members forum where you and can stay connected, receive support, further training, tools and mentoring to stay on track and build a successful business.   We also provide a site for your clients to mastermind with each other and receive free training and mentorship.

There is also an optional module on how to build a youth centered business – where and how to find clients and support in doing that.

The program is suitable for anyone who works with young people whether in a classroom, through an service provider agency, in a life skills program or private coaching business, after school program, summer camp or other venue.

There is an investment required for this course.  Some might say the fee is high, however, when you realize that this one time investment provides support, masterminding and ongoing training for as long as you want it, and that part of the proceeds are funding the global movement and will train volunteers who work with homeless youth for free, then you realize that this investment is actually a bargain; a bargain not only in your own career and for your clients or students, it is an investment in economic independence for young people around the world.

 

The Monetize Your Passion Blueprint: Empowering Young Entrepreneurs will be launching in a few weeks.  Until that time, you are welcome to contact me at julia@julianeiman.com for more information, or check at this blog site on the services page.  Anyone who enrolls prior to the official roll out of the program will receive a huge discount.  I also have a generous affiliate opportunity so get in touch now, before the program launches and the huge discount decreases.

Join me on this global mission and together let’s have a huge, positive impact on the youth unemployment crisis.

 

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What is Being Asked?

Question to solveI was just checking in with some of the groups I’m involved with on one of the social media sites and left with a take-away that is a great lesson for young entrepreneurs or anyone really.  Briefly, one person asked if anyone had suggestions on what skills to teach young people before they leave home to live on their own.

Immediately, as a life skills professional, I thought of at least 20 things that I could list for her.  Not wanting to repeat what others contributed, I read all of the replies.  My immediate thought was, “huh?”

Interestingly enough, not one of the replies provided what she was asking for.  Each and every person who responded gave her a list of core values that kids should have to be a good person; things like courage, perseverance, integrity, honesty and other such qualities.

“Hmmm,” I thought, I wrote a book about all these things – 31 Powerful Lessons Empowering Teens and Young Adults to Develop An Entrepreneur Mindset, yet, I didn’t get the sense that this is what the poster was asking about.  She said “skills” not values or qualities.  I had to wonder if maybe I had misunderstood what she was asking for because all of these other people were answering the same way.

Then, the poster appeared again and thanked everyone for their thoughtful answers and asked if they could now provide some simple skills like how to do laundry.  That made me laugh because I had been doubting myself and wondering if all these seemingly unrelated answers were what she was looking for.

Only one of the previous posters came back and suggested she teach them how to use a bank.  I posted my reply listing about 20 skills.

So, you are probably wondering what my take away is? It is just that you should be very sure what someone is asking for  before you answer because someone like me, who does understand, will come along behind you and wonder why you didn’t get that question before you provided an unrelated answer.  You then appear as some who is confused, unsure, or disconnected.  If you aren’t sure, ask the poster for clarification.  It’s a good lesson that we often see the world from our point of view, but that isn’t necessarily what someone else is asking for.

I think it comes down to being a good reader in the same way you need to be a good listener.  Take a moment to really read what is being asked and if what you want to say really answers the question or not.  This poster specifically asked about “skills” not values or qualities.  She was looking for answers that included teaching kids to cook, how to search for an apartment and understand a rental agreement, how to buy and care for clothes, how to access health care, and so one.

What would you have provided as an answer to her question?  Do you know the difference between skills and values?  An entrepreneur would certainly know the difference.

4 Book Recommendation: Success is a Decision; Leaders Create the Life They Want to Live

3d-cover-web-croppedI am so pleased to tell you about this fabulous book created by my friend, Dr. Linette Montae (formerly Linette Daniels) of EmpowerMoreYouth.org and her very talented daughter, Danette Nixon of EmpoweringYouthForSuccess.com.  Together they are known as The Youth Success Duo.

Success is a Decision; Leaders Create the Life They Want to Live was designed to help tweens and teens learn to think things through, make good decisions, set goals, develop problem solving skills and become self-empowered.  In other words, empower them to develop a success mindset.  If you know me at all, you know that I am about developing a positive mindset, an entrepreneur mindset in my case.  The success mindset is very important to an entrepreneur so this book is a natural for me to recommend.

This book isn’t for reading  – it’s food for thought.  There is a quote for each day of the year followed by two questions.  The first question on each page is “What does this quote mean to me?”  The question is followed by space to write a response.

The second question varies from page to page.  Here’s an example – the quote for July 13 is, “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.” Earl Nightengale.

The two questions are “What does this quote mean to me?” and “What is the consequence if I don’t follow this quote?”

Other questions include “what am I committed to. . .” “how can I apply. . .” “what have I noticed. . .”

These are questions designed to make the reader think about what the quote means and how it might apply to them; how they can use the wisdom from the quote in their daily life.

These quotes were hand-picked from hundreds of quotes these two ladies read through.   Each one was deliberately chosen because it conveyed a great message, core value or life skill concept and is meant to provide young people with deep thoughts to ponder and figure out how they will benefit if they apply the message to their own life.

When reading through the book, I found myself answering the question so you might want to order two copies, one for the young person in your life and one for yourself.  You can purchase this book and learn about their other products in the store at their website, http://empoweringyouthforsuccess.com/store/.

Am I Crazy or What?

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As if I’m not busy enough with the promotion of The Youth Empowerment Telesummit CDs and launching my new book and completing and launching my new coaching program, The Monetize Your Passion Blueprint – Empowering Young Entrepreneurs to Start a Business, I ‘ve taken on a new project.

I am participating in a Coach’s Give Away.  That’s right, I’ve just taken on more promotion.  Just what I need.  But hey, when the opportunity presents itself, if it makes sense, you just have to do what needs to be done.  I’ve joined some other coaches in the Epic Coach Give Away.  If you are interested in obtaining a free copy of my first book, 31 Powerful Lessons Empowering Teens and Young Adults to Develop an Entrepreneur Mindset, you can find it here along with free gifts from other coaches.

This is called “practice what you preach.”  Opportunities like this don’t come along all the time so I thought that in the name of list building, I need to do this.  After all, I am committed to doing whatever it takes to keep building my business.

What are you committed to?

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2 Praise for Pick from the Passion Tree – Empowering Young Entrepreneurs to Start a Business

passion tree_I am very excited to share with you some of the wonderful comments I have received for my new book, Pick from the Passion Tree – Empowering Young Entrepreneurs to Start a Business.

This book was born during an Ultimate Blog Challenge last year and it is scheduled to go to the printer this coming week and I will begin promotion shortly.  The book will be available only on my website for a while and then on Clickbank.  I might also list it with some of the larger book sellers, however, I will not list it on Kindle again.  I was not happy with the Kindle experience and the fact that you cannot do any other thing with your book while it’s on Kindle for 90 days.  The free days were a huge success, but there were no Kindle sales after that.  I did much better on my own.

Without further ado, here are the wonderful things being said about the book.

Julia is the sweetest person I know with an amazing heart and a fierce dedication to young people having the opportunity to live their dreams.  This book she has written empowers young people to get into the right mindset about becoming entrepreneurs and starting their own business.  Every young person in high school should have a copy of this book so they can have choices about their future and the opportunity to have the lifestyle they dream of.   

Rich German, Epic Coach Academy, Author, Monetize Your Passion, follow your hear and create life’s ultimate win-win-win

The world is changing at an unprecedented rate.  The old adage of “get a good education, get a good job and you’ll be set for life” no longer exists.  The time is now to chart your own path and start your own business that will set the world on fire.  Julia Neiman’s, Pick from the Passion Tree, provides some great information to get you thinking and moving in the right direction.

Bob Proctor, best-selling author, You Were Born Rich

What I like about Julia is that she marches to her own drum.  She doesn’t tell young people what to think or what to do, she empowers them to think for themselves and hands them all their own drums.  I love that she is empowering young people to become entrepreneurs.

Adam Urbanski, The Millionaire Mentor

Julia Neiman is on a mission to make dreams come true! Her powerful book for teens and young adults is chock-full of provocative questions, inspiring stories, uplifting quotes, and most importantly—action steps. In this easy-to-digest and enjoyable-to-read book, Julia takes potential young entrepreneurs on a journey from picking their passions to promoting their products. Her holistic and thorough approach is a must-read for any young person who is considering starting a business. (Heck, a budding entrepreneur of any age will love it!)

Sherry Richert Belul, founder of Simply Celebrate and former editor for Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect.

Entrepreneurs may think big, but they know that small focused simple shifts and daily actions are what make them successful. The step by step approach of Julia Neiman’s, Pick From The Passion Tree creates an easy to read and easy to follow path for the young entrepreneur. Julia has a way of challenging young people to think big while guiding them with questions that will empower them to make decisions as they set off towards their own success.

Alisa Ugalde, Entrepreneur, Claim Your Clients.com.

In today’s fast pace and information overload it’s enough to give anyone a serious case of overwhelm and procrastination.  Julia helps you get your breakthrough by giving you a thorough overview, plus totally breaks it down to the basic level.  The core statement which really brought it home for me was, “When you’re searching for your passion, it’s important to pursue things that you enjoy for one reason…to find your passion, you need to dedicate yourself to a cause”.  I highly recommend this book to anyone, especially teens and young adults who need to “work out what’s important in their lives, follow their passion and set out on the entrepreneurial path, today!”

Keith LeBlanc RPh.  Social Media Strategy Consultant

One of the challenges of the next decade is how we’re going to create enough jobs -especially for young people. Recession or no recession, the nature of work is changing, workforces are shrinking in the major companies, new patterns are emerging.

The most important is the growth of self-employment and new start-ups.  Already numbers in the US and across Europe are at record highs, and that’s where most of the growth in the employment market is coming from.  Some commentators predict that half the US workforce could be employed in micro-businesses by 2020.

It’s for them that Julia Neiman has written her book, Pick From the Passion TreeEmpowering Young Entrepreneurs to Start a Business.  She challenges young people to work out what’s important in their lives, follow their passion and set out on the entrepreneurial path … today!

Alan Miles, Human Resources Consultant, Achievement Management Specialist

 

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5 Ask and Ye Shall Receive – A Mindset

Ask and ye shall receiveI’m a big believer in the saying, “ask and ye shall receive.”  It works for me every time I need it to.  I also believe that this saying is about the law of attraction and the law of attraction is alive and well in my life.  It’s a mindset that you can develop by making it a habit.

Here’s an example of how it works:

I was talking to someone the other day about listing my books and the CD package from The Youth Empowerment Telesummit on Clickbank.  I’ve tried to list things on Clickbank twice before and messed up both times.  It’s a complicated system with a lot, a lot of rules.  It made my head spin and I let it go.

So after my conversation with my colleague, I said, “I need to find someone who can add these to Clickbank for me.”

Today I was catching up on reading the posts here in the UBC and lo and behold, Shawn Snyder has a post on using Clickbank.  She’s offering a free video she made on how to use it. 

Well, I have no desire to even try it, ever again, but I want to list these products there.  So, I emailed Shawn and said “let’s talk about this.”  I’d rather hire her and have her maneuver through that maze than try to tackle it myself, at least at this time.  I’m learning to outsource, it’s only money after all.

If you are really serious about needing or wanting something, just putting that thought out into the universe will bring it to you.  Have you had this experience?  What do you need that you need to ask for right now?

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