I Just Finished The Self Made Women 10 Day Challenge

I just finished the Self Made Women 10 Day Challenge.

What an incredible ten days.

Self Made Women was started by it’s founder Cynthia Delaney. She has a passion and a heart full of love to help others succeed in life.

I met both Cynthia and her husband Bill Delaney about three years ago while I was involved with a network marketing company. They were active and one of the top leaders in this company.

After talking with her she said something to me that made the ” lightbulb” flash inside my head. She said; “Alicia I’ve watched you struggle with network marketing, mlm and daily money issues for awhile now. Take the SMW 10 Day Challenge and ignite your destiny”!

At first I was apprehensive about it because my excuse to be honest had always been “my husband does not support me and holds me back”.

During this journey I have discovered it’s not him, it’s me. What have I been afraid of? I’ve been afraid of being uncomfortable, letting go of the life we know right now for a better one.

Well No More!

It stops today!

I have found a tribe of women that will encourage and help hold me accountable for making the necessary changes to gain the advantages and success I seek.

Yes I have written articles about mlm and gaining success, however if I am not practicing what I want to help others achieve then what good are my words?

To be an example, one must pay forward abundance, success and blessings to others.

The time is here and now!

I am a Self Made Women and I challenge you to ignite your destiny.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Advertisements

 Opportunities Are Always There 

Searching for opportunities to make our lives better seems to be an ongoing thing.

Improving one’s health and wealth are the two biggest ones I see people searching the world wide web for. 

Ideas happen everyday.  Benjamin Franklin invented many useful tools we use today.   How did those opportunities start?  A vision for a brighter future lead to the inventions we all use today. 

Has someone approached you about having a home business and you pop pooed the idea?

Opportunity just knocked at your door!  It was screaming at you “Let me in!”

Was this your last chance to change the world? Make your finances better, improve your health,  spend more time with your family,  finally get free from having a traditional job?  

Which by the way stands for “Just Over Broke”.  

I can’t answer those questions for you.  Only You can.  

Go out and sieze the day.   Make a difference in your life and someone else’s. 

 If and when a next opportunity knocks at your door take a serious look and listen to your intuition.  It may just be what you’ve been looking for.

Gain The Advantage, 

Alicia Osmera 

Why Would You Ever Want A Mentor


What Is Mentorship?

According to Wikipedia

 “Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person.”

What Are The Benefits To Having A Mentor?

A good mentor is willing to encourage, uplift, help set career goals, business goals, learn a new set of skills to further your career or personal goals… and honors your dreams …

On June 13, 2015, I wrote an article on my personal blog titled “Advice Of Your Mentor(s)”.  One of my favorite mentors is Eric Worre (and still is). He has a great collection of  CDs and his popular book  “GO Pro” is available here , all worth a look if you’re interested.

Here’s why I like Eric Worre. He’s been in network marketing for over twenty years.  At one convention he had an ‘aha’ moment that changed his life forever. At that event he made the decision to Go Pro and become a Network Marketing expert.   Since that time he has done just that by encouraging other network marketers to challenge themselves with obtaining each and every goal set.  Through his book and CD’s thousands of people learn methods and techniques which they can use to see change the way they market themselves and companies they represent.

I admire this man for speaking out and wanting to help struggling network marketers.  He coaches people on the “seven steps” it takes to go pro.  Eric’s wish is for you to make the decision to become a Network Marketing Professional. For you to truly Go Pro. Because it is a stone-cold fact that Network Marketing is a better way for generating financial security.

Lesly Federici, RN  amazes me each and every day.  She’s a Registered Nurse and the CEO and  owner of the Power Affiliate Club .

She is warm and encouraging, yet stern and challenges each and every PAC member to be the very best they can be with their blogging skills.  Weather a newbie or experienced blogger, Lesly Federici makes people feel welcomed and comfortable to ask questions about blogging. She coaches members to develop professional skills in writing, and blog presentation.

So What’s In It For Them?

The answer I would hope is to help other’s succeed with whatever they are trying to achieve.  Some mentors just believe that they are truly helping people and want to see them succeed.

Think of it as leaving a legacy for others.  As a mentor you get to leave a lasting mark on society with the knowledge and wisdom that you have passed down to another person or group of people. Mentors have a great advantage to change the world around them for the better.

Finding The Right Mentor

  1. Find the teacher who has achieved what you want.  No matter what you’re trying to accomplish a good mentor can assist you with getting the end results.
  2. Check out more than one person.  Some people just don’t click.  Just because one person said, “Hey how are you, I can mentor you”, doesn’t mean they are the right fit for you.  Be persistent  in your search for the right  mentors.   If your mentor isn’t open and communicating with you after several attempts go find someone else that is willing to take the time to appreciate you and your goals.

Be Prepared

Be a teachable!  There is nothing worse than someone who says they want help from a mentor and then they aren’t willing to do what it takes to achieve their main goals.

Be willing to try over and over again if that ‘s what it takes to create your visions  and dreams into a reality.

Offer value to the person you want to mentor you.  Show them that you are teachable, willing to work together in a partnership and learn from them.

Well I hope this article has helped you in some way.  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.

 

Gain The Advantage,
Alicia Osmera

What Happened To Connecting With Other Bloggers?

The past few weeks I’ve been connecting with other bloggers, commenting on their sites and searching the world wide web for articles that spark my interest. 

Meeting new bloggers has been exciting and challenging. 

Robert Sutherland shares his thoughts on riding motorcycles and writing.  In this article he makes some valid points.  

  • Get started – The hardest part of riding a motorcycle or writing is getting started.
  • Keep moving – The hardest stuff to read is the prose that … just … inches … along … and doesn’t seem … to move … or make any progress … or go anywhere. Lose your balance on a bike and you crash. Lose your balance in your story and you’ll lose your readers.
  • The hardest parts of riding & writing – Think of the word: transitions.
  • All good things must come to an end – As an author, you choose where and when to end your story. Live it up! (We don’t have much control in life. That’s why we write.)
  • Stop 

It’s a great read you should take a trip to his article. 

Find and join other blogging communities. 

I wrote alot about PAC that’s because making the connections has improved my blog style, writing style and not to mention meeting new friends.

Another community I really like is Blogging Syndication Tribe on Facebook.   This community helps home business entrepreneurs with support and communication. 

How will you connect? 

Have you given thought to making connections with other bloggers?

Search the internet, find what interests you and remember in order to be a successful writer/blogger we need fellowship with others like us.

Here’s to connecting with you.

Gain The Advantage, 

Alicia Osmera 

 



Three Day Quote Challenge: Day 1

Three Day Quote 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.

 

Day One 

10433004_1623036714645640_8010216566425506822_n

Thoughts are important and can change our moods in an instant.

Today’s Nominee’s are:

  1. http://empowermentmomentsblog.com/
  2. https://wolf4915.wordpress.com/
  3. http://marketingofflineonline.net/author/kathrynruth/

These writer’s have a meaning and a purpose please check out there sites.

Gain The Advantage!

Alicia Osmera

 

Learning To Take Actions

images

Three years ago I decided to start blogging more seriously about internet marketing, entrepreneurship, being an independent business owner and some things about life.

Decisions

Making a decision to change a technique, business ventures, careers or anything takes action. Deciding to become  a series blogger,  one of the first steps I took was to search the internet for blogs and blogging advice.  

According to WordPress.com  How many posts are being published?  (There are about 58.3 million new posts and 43.8 million new comments each month). MIND BLOWING!

My Improvements

How was I going to improve upon what I started?   Searching and searching the internet is confusing, and overwhelming to say the least.  During my search I found a little community called MLSP My Lead System Pro which lead me to eventually meet a community called the Power Affiliate Club.   Yes I write about PAC a lot.  Search my blog and you will understand why.  PAC’s Infectious Mission

Action Creates Learning

Taking the actions necessary to become a better writer, author and presenter has led me to where I am today, an expert Power Affiliate Club Author. Looking back over the last three years, I have looked at my articles from when I combined my two blogs.  Honestly I now see the major difference in my tenacious appetite to become the best.

I had to learn how to make words flow together, to include images, improve my blog site by adding more content for readers to view and hopefully interact.

 When  you consider the  fact that there are over 58.3 million new blog posts a month and over 43.8 million views, how can a blogger survive?

Necessary Steps

Finding the necessary steps to my journey started with a thought.  Searching throughout the world-wide web for answers.  Being teachable, willing to learn and implementing those concepts and ideas.

Becoming more involved with the blogging community, reading positive mindset books, listening to CD’s.  Basically doing anything to improve my mindset as well as my blogging skills. When a person does the  investigating and implementing then a true learning curve can begin.

These are the actions that I took necessary to achieve my goal to become a writer and blogger.

GAIN THE ADVANTAGE!

Alicia Osmera

pac.blogging.carnival.6.15.2016

 

 

 

Raise The Bar Of Your Posts With Pictures

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.

 

SEO-1024x683

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

Free Blog Sites vs. WordPress.org

I am fairly new to the blogging community.  I have two sites one  (www.connectwithalicia.wordpress.com) the one your currently reading and  (www.tradingdimesfortime.gblogger.com) after setting up both of these sites it was brought to my attention that there are paid blog sites.  Having a paid site makes a “true blogging guru” seen as a serious writer with a WordPress.org behind the name or any other paid blog site. 

 

C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved Images_wordpress-com

 

 

What is WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com?  

According to WordPress.com, Word Press was founded in 2003 and Word Press has grown to become the largest self-hosted blogging site in the world.  It is used by millions of people all over the world.   

What are the options one can use with the WordPress.com? 

This site is a free service which offers a beginning blogger ( like me) a chance to develop a site you can design on your own, and all with the added convince of being able to avoid paying the fees to having someone else build your blog site for you. 

Being a new blogger I have had challenges as I am sure you have too.   When you first establish your   name then you can proceed forward with developing your site.  The difference between a blog address   and a blog domain name gives you an edge in the development of the site with strategic solutions to meet your needs.   

WordPress.com gives you;  

Ecommerce, a Custom Site Address, Space, No Ads, Custom Design, Video Press, Premium Themes , Google Analytics, Support, 3 GB and it’s Free for Life. 

WordPress.com Premium gives you all of the above and 13GB, Direct email.   Costs $99 per year. 

 WordPress.com Business gives you all of the above with Unlimited Features, Live chat.  Costs $299 per year.

wordpress-blog

 WordPress.org 

Allows the blogger to set up a more professional website blog and have it hosted; which in turn gives the blogger more freedom to be creative with their content allowing them control what is being published. 

Features with WordPress.org include: 

 You’re the owner of your blog domain, Content Management System (CMS) software for free.  A CMS is a computer application that allows publishing, editing, modifying, and organizing, deleting, and maintaining content from a central interface (per Wikipedia). 

 Of course with the software comes the responsibility of hosting your site. 

 1 A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center

Word Press has its own hosting site called Blue host.   Blue host is one of the largest and most trusted web hosting service providers.  

 imagesXMD618QL

Of course then you will need to set up your theme, your plugin’s, how a reader can contact you, email list (if you choose to do one).  With WordPress.org the author has full control over what they are publishing and creating.  With WordPress.com you are limited and they monitor the content that can be published.  You can’t use third-party advertising, you’re limited on storage space and no FTP access to your files. 

  Which Word Press should you use? 

 First I recommend looking at the layout you want to create and then decide if you’re writing more for pleasure, to attract business, marketing a product, or more for informational purposes. 

 The one thing I have found with WordPress.com is that I can upgrade to WordPress.org at any time and still design the site the way I choose.  

Secondly choosing how to write your blog depends on your style.  Are you a colorful person?  Photographs make your articles pop and stand out to the readers. Be creative with it, don’t  follow what other people are doing.   

 My final thought.  —- Do what’s best for you and not what other people are telling you to do This is your project!  

 Gain The Advantage! 

 

 

Disbelief!

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.

   https://books.google.com/books?id=c92GsiKaaIEC&lpg=PT51&ots=i7XYT4LUmI&dq=overcoming%20disbelief&pg=PT51&output=embed

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

image

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.

Gain The Advantage! http:// https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0XlhRM6kARLN3FmVTYyWk9XVEFQSEFMX3dTUmotQWpLR1Bz/view?usp=docslist_api