Three Day Quote Challenge: Day 3 (oops I missed a day)

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I am not perfect just forgiven! 

I was so busy yesterday with the return of my husband home from the hospital I totally spaced out my day 3 of this challenge.

I was nominated by Sweta Ojha https://swetaojha.wordpress.com/2016/07/19/three-day-quote-challenge-day-1/ to participate in the three-day quote challenge.

Thank you for thinking of me Sweta Ojha.  Please stop by her blog site and check it out.

THE RULES SAY:

  • Pen down three quotes for three days
  • Nominate three blogs each day.  The nomination should not be repeated.
  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Inform the nominees.

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My prayer and hope for you my readers is that I will leave a footprint in your heart for the better.

My nominees are:

  1. http://www.paulaokeefe.net/
  2. http://notnowmomsbusy.com/
  3. http://words-encouragement.com/

These three blogger’s are fellow PAC memeber’s and they always have a positive message to share.

Gain The Advantage!

Alicia Osmera

 

 

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Raise The Bar Of Your Posts With Pictures

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I am a member and expert author on the PAC Community Blog.  This was my post for them.

From the Editor,

This is Alicia’s first published article on the PAC Community Blog! After many drafts we finally have a finished post. What’s important to note here is PAC helps new bloggers, as well as seasoned ones, to hone their blogging skills. Writing is a big one to master – if it ever is. It’s an ongoing skill that is constantly revisited and explored. PAC gives new bloggers, like Alicia, the opportunity to enhance their writing skills, experience as a blogger and what’s involved, and writing for the PAC Community Blog.  We all start somewhere and we only get better at what we do through experience. Congratulations Alicia!  We look forward to more posts from you!
Lesly Federici

A  picture is worth a thousand words …

We’ve all heard that saying before.  However, is it true when it comes to writing your blog?

Pictures tell stories …

Images bring a certain essence to what the writer is trying to convey to their readers.

Articles with images get 94% more views.  Visual stimulation grabs the reader’s attention and draws them into the article.  A large percentage of the brain is dedicated to visual processing.  When we see a picture we analyze it within a very short period of time, knowing the meaning and scenario within it immediately.

Five Reasons to Consider Using Pictures

  1. Pictures grab the reader’s attention and helps them commit to reading the content.
  2. Rests the eyes from reading.
  3. Gives your readers a memorable experience.
  4. Images communicate information to readers faster than words.
  5. Images add VALUE!  They add valuable SEO (search engine optimization) traffic to your site because the images displayed in search results relate to the images within your blog post.

 

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SEO  (Search Engine Optimization), is the process of generating traffic through keyword searches by people seeking a particular topic.

Images are easy to find and use. Using your own images are best because of copyright laws.  Obtaining images for your site gives that personal touch and flare to your website.

5 Sites For Picture Images

 Flickr  this site is owned by Yahoo.com. Flickr offers 1,000 GB of free photo storage.  They will help you automatically backup your entire collection.

PicsArt  allows you the ability to edit photos, share and store them.

Free images  provides over 2.4 billion pictures you can use (some you can use for a small fee.

 Public Domain  (PublicDomainPictures.net) is a repository for free public domain images. Download high quality – HD photos or upload your own. Make money from your hobby, gain popularity and improve your photographic and graphic skills.

Lastly you can always use Google Search Engine  . Just be careful as you search not to use copyrighted pictures without permission.

PicsArt is a great application to use for editing and adding quotes and your own signature to your images. It’s easy and convenient for you to use.

Some audiences prefer to view written content then visual images. Some audiences are interested in more visual images then written content, and that’s okay.

Both styles assist the reader in offering both quality and value. Work on improving your skills, and don’t be afraid to get help from an outside professional who can give your blog the extra sprucing up it lacks.  What is the goal that you’re trying to achieve with your audience?

There are many ways to engage with your readers. Images and writing – the most valuable type of content driving marketers to use.

Imagine  the photographs in your mind, then search for the right one which will add meaning to your article.  Colorful photographs such as red, yellow,  purple draw more attention to your readers eyes.

Be creative

Don’t be afraid to let your creativity flow in your posting and keep the images coming.

Alicia Osmera

Disbelief!

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DISBELIEF

One word will kill the  chances of ever finding success in network marketing.

DISBELIEF!

Disbelief  is defined as  the 1. Inability or refusal to accept that something is true or real 2. Lack of faith in something. *Webster’s Dictionary

Doubting  in yourself is going to hold you back and take you down a long and winding road! This is one reason all of the top successful network marketers tell us to work on self improvement.  Work on a positive mindset, be around successful and positive  influences because they will give you the ability to produce the successful results you’re seeking.

For example someone has offered you an unbelievable opportunity.  Yet you have seen all of the documentation, seen videos, talked to other people in the business and yet you still disbelieve “this one of a kind opportunity” exists.

In the book –  Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement book there is a blurp about overcoming disbelief.   In this book he highlights three easy steps to obtain overcoming disbelief.

  1. Express a definite desire for the achievement of a purpose, and relate it to one or more of the basic human motives.
  2. Create a definite and specific plan for attaining that desire.
  3. Start acting on that plan, putting every conscious effort  behind it.

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Reading books like Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success: The Principles of Personal Achievement,  How To Think And Grow Rich will aid in developing the proper techniques and mindset to gain success.

The more we clear our minds from the negativity filters, the better we become with believing we have the ability to accomplish the goals that we have set aside.  Clear your mind of all negative thoughts of poverty, unsuccessfulness, fear, regrets, and take the necessary steps to build your faith level up where it needs to be to achieve the success you seek.

Gain The Advantage!

5 Daily Methods Of Operation

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If you’re and entrepreneur then you probably already have a DMO  (Daily Method Of Operation ). Every successful top earner in multi level marketing has a daily method of operations.

Five  things I have found to be very effective are easy and anyone can use them.  These simple steps will help you to obtain the level of success once you apply them into your daily routines.

Peronal Development —  Having a POSITIVE mental attitude changes the way we think as an entrepreneur;  which in turn leads to change fpr for the better and success.

Meditation and Exercise —  Spend at least 15 minutes a day meditating on scriptures,  a quick go to encoragment pocket book.  Excercise daily to increase your body and mind. Exercising opens up the mind and make entrepreneurs get their creative juices flowing.

Sharing  — Share your business opportunity with at least 10 new people or at the bare minimum 5 people to start building relationships and trust with. Make this a quick less than 2 minute introduction and ask them if they’re interested in watch a video,  listening to a CD or whatever tools you can provide to get in front of them within the next few days.

Creating Content  —  Create content people will want to read, look at and become interested in.  Social media can work to your advantage.   Learn how to leverage the time you spend on Facebook,  Twitter, Instagram, Google+,  LinkedIn and whatever other social outlet you’re using.

Sales and Marketing Training  —  Essential to any business growth is marketing and sales.   Sales equals income in the pocketbook! !
Marketing drives interest and curiosity which leads to SALES!

I have attached a Daily Method of Operations cheat sheet that you can download and start using today.

The road to success takes time and it takes one step at a time to achieve the end result.

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Follow

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To follow someone or something is defined as:

★ to go or come after or behind (someone or something)

★ to go after or behind (someone) secretly and watch to find out what happens

★ to come after (something) in time or place or as part of a something

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We all follow something.  A belief in God, a higher power, other peoples blog sites, social media accounts, a mentor the list goes on.

There are quite a few apps out now that you can download to gain “instant” followers for your social media accounts.   I really looked over the Instagram app and I was about to download it, then I stopped and thought to myself; ” I don’t radomly follow other people’s accounts so why would I  want 300, 400, 500+ people followong following me at random”? 

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Think about what and whom you’re following on social media?
Do you follow the trends?  Are you just followingother following other people in social media just because you “downloaded ” an application that your friend told you about?

Are you selective in what and whom you’re following?  I choose who I want to follow and I follow them either because they share a same value, opinion, belief system or business that I am in. 

I would rather have others follow my social sites because they see a value in something that I write about than just following me because of an application that programs it for them.

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Gain The Advantage!

Welcome! REVAMPED!

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Welcome to my blog.

Here you will find tips, encouragement and learn how to master your network marketing/MLM business .

We all struggle with getting leads.  How many people can one person talk to from their contact list, work list and whatever else list?

Let me help you become a success in your business!

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Today as I look back on when I started this writing journey, I find myself thinking “Have I really written all of these articles “?

Yes, yes I have. My goal when I started this blog was to hopefully inspire my readers, to offer a different look at the way things are being done in the network marketing community.

Is there a standard?

I have been involved in the network marketing industry on and off for years. I’ve represented some companies that I’m sure you’re very aware of. Was I successful in these companies?
How is success defined? Was I able to sell the products, recruit others into the business?
While the companies I represented have been in the industry for a while now nothing ever clicked.

Everyone has basically the same thing. A product(s), a compensation plan, training and other perks. How can anyone become a professional in the business?

Work smarter than others, keep doing it until you achieve your goals. If it takes 10,000 hours to becomes great at something then maybe, just maybe we can achieve the success we seek in a shorter time if we work together.

Gain The Advantage!

Repurposing Content

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Repurposing your content is easy.

For example;  I created this video earlier this year.   Now I am “repurposing” it to incorporate it into my blog post.

In this video I talk about comparing a double rainbow and business.   Be an example for other’s to follow,  make good on your promises to others.

Just because you write a blog, make a video, create a picture for Instagram doesn’t mean that it only can be used for that one purpose.

Creating  ContentWhat inspires you when your creating content for your social media?

Is it a picture, a quote, information to share?  Never be afraid to use the content that you’ve created in more than one place. 

  When do we become an expert on certain topics?
Does it take days, months even years?  I’ve been told that it takes 10,000 hours to perfect a craft.  That’s seven years.  I don’t want to take seven years.  I want to do it in less time than that!

Together we can Gain The Advantage!

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Death Of A Holiday

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Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years Eve and oh forget it!!

Too many holidays in one month! I find it harder and harder each year to send out cards, letters and make phone calls. When did it become necessary to make sure that we included every holiday into our belief system? I celebrate Christmas because I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he came to earth, born as a baby (like we all were), raised as a man and that he suffered on the cross to save us from our sins so that we could be forgiven and enter into a personal relationship with Christ.

I celebrate the Winter Solstice as a way of thanking “Mother Nature” for giving us food from the earth to nourish our bodies.

I celebrate Haunnika because of my beliefs. To thank G_d that he performed a miracle of light from one oil can for eight days and nights.

The other holidays I either don’t celebrate nor do I understand them. Correction I celebrate New Years Eve.

I celebrate the chance at a new beginning, a new year to bring forth prosperity, health and wellness to my family and friends.

Death Of A Holiday could it be possible? Do we celebrate too many of them?

I leave that answer up to you.

Needs Verses Wants

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Needs are not wants!

That’s what my mother always told me. I would say, “Mom I need that record”. She would say to me, ” No you really don’t. That is something that you want”.

What is a need? A need is things that we all need to survive. A roof over our head, food, money , companionship, love and health.

I could say, “I need a laptop and a printer, a lot more interested people who want to change the world through this amazing cutting edge technology breakthrough”. However these things are not actual needs. They are my wants, my hearts desires. I desire to have a laptop and printer to run my home business more efficiently. I desire people with the same mindset and values as myself whom want to change the world.

What is a want? A want is just that. You want something so you find a way to make it happen. I want to be debit free, have new home, see my children happy and my grandchildren healthy.

Wanting things are in the human nature. Needing certain things are a necessity in life. We all need food, a warm home to live in, an income to by the food, cook the food and heat the  said.

Whomever said, “Money doesn’t buy happiness” was a true moron! We all need money to live, it’s just that some people have more than others and they can do whatever they want.

You can have your needs meet and your wants can be turned into reality. Dream and dream big.