How you look at things determines to a very large extend how you feel and what happens in your life and I agree, it’s not your fault. It is not your fault because no one has ever told you how to make it any different. Morty Lefkoe, one of our expert panel members and one of the contributing authors to Sacred Cows Dancing Volume #1 Financial Enlightenment For Today who is also giving you a great bonus next Tuesday wrote something I agree with completely and I wanted to share some of it with you.
If you’re reading this, you are probably interested in personal growth. And if you are interested in personal growth you’ve probably read a lot of books, taken a lot of workshops, and purchased a lot of programs. And if you are a typical buyer, you’ve probably been disappointed many times by the results. Right?
And what is your response when you don’t get the desired result? It’s got to be someone’s fault: Either what I purchased is not effective or it’s my fault.
Sad to say, some of the programs for sale in the personal growth market are not very effective and don’t work for most people. You have to be a smart shopper and check the reputation of the people you deal with before making a purchase. But the worst that happens if it’s “their” fault is that you lose a few bucks.
The alternative response when a program doesn’t work for you is much deadlier. “If the program is good and it didn’t work for me (or if I never got around to even using it), then it must be my fault. If a program that works for others doesn’t produce change in me, I must be in even worse shape than I thought.” This response just piles more guilt on the guilt we already felt for having the condition that led us to buy the product in the first place.
Our behavior is determined primarily by our beliefs and the meaning we give events moment by moment, in other words, how events occur for us.
To read more: http://www.mortylefkoe.com/its-fault/#
I agree with Morty, it’s not your fault, it’s not their fault, it’s not your beliefs fault when something does not work for you. It is what it is and to make a difference we want to get back to the core where what is can easily flow into what I want. Shifting our core beliefs and taking full responsibility that you are the meaning maker can change pretty much everything in your life.To Your Best, Houston Dr. Vetter – DocResults.com
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The Phenomenon that is Twitter
by Mary Sloane Social Media Expert
Personal or Business
I saw this discussion on LinkedIn recently and I figured it was important as there was a clearly a lot of confusion and misunderstanding. So the question was whether you should have 1 twitter account personally and another one for your business.
So what do you do? And why? And more importantly do you have a personalized Twitter account?
The Basics of Twitter
Twitter is what they call a micro blogging platform. You have a maximum of 160 characters to make a statement or convince an audience or create a link and get followers. And what you produce on Twitter are called Tweets.
Your goal is to get a lot of Twitter followers, who follow your tweets and the links in them and retweet your information so it goes viral. This is certainly easier said than done as there is a lot of activity on Twitter, but it can really be amazing for your business or your reputation if you do this well.
So getting started go to Twitter.com and sign up. Hopefully the name you want is not taken. You can choose a User name but you only have 15 characters for it so if you do it for your business try to make it something people will recognize or you want to be known for.
Fill it out completely. Be sure to use a picture of a person, or your Business Logo. It is important that people know there is a real person or a real business here. You can see what I have done.
In your Bio get in as many keywords as you can but still make it readable. If you have a business location then you can localize your Tweets, which is a fantastic benefit for a local business.
Get a different email address for Twitter. You may quickly find yourself overwhelmed with messages so you need a separate email address and you need to carefully set up your notifications.
Notifications Must Be Set or You’ll Go Crazy
Do not get notified every time someone Private Messages you or follows you. You can see below how I have set up my notifications. People tweet 10- 15 times a day so don’t feel you have to respond or even acknowledge. Just try to know when your tweets are retweeted or marked as someone’s favourite. Acknowledge that person and try to return the favour. Soon you’ll be in communication in a whole new way.
Personalize the Background
As you can see from the above picture you can use the background space to add more information about what you and/or your business do. Now you’re set to get started Tweeting, but you need an audience. After all if you are communicating to no one then you are not going to get much business.
Find Followers by Following First
Start following some folks that you know are leaders in your community or you think would have similar interests to yours. Twitter’s Rules require that you follow at least half as many people as follow you (this doesn’t apply to everyone and all businesses but for our purposes it does) So look on Twitter for people who share several of your keyword interests and start following them.
Then go to www.Twellow.com and find even more people or businesses that you would like to start following. Once you have 400 or so people you are following you can start Tweeting and sure enough people will start following you back.
Manage Your Tweets
A great place to get started managing your Tweets and setting them up to go out automatically so you do not have to be tweeting 15 times a day is HootSuite. www.hootsuite.com You can start off with a Free account and graduate if you need to, to a paid account, it is about $6 a month. Now you can set up your day’s tweets or your week’s tweets. You can see who is retweeting you and favoriting you. You can even manage more than one account from here too.
So back to our original question, should you have a personal or business Twitter account or should you have both? Clearly it is up to you, but if your personal interests are far wider than your business interests I would advise you to have two. You don’t want to confuse your business audience with mixed messages but with your personal account you can have a lot of fun. You can also regularly, (not all the time) retweet and favourite your business tweets giving them even greater importance. With HootSuite you can manage both accounts and even other social media accounts all from one location so why not have both?
If you need any help getting Twitter set up or finding your audience don’t hesitate to email me email@example.com Come visit me on Facebook and let me know how it’s going. www.facebook.com/topmarkmediastrategies