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Inside the Brain of a CEO, a quick Infographic

21 Jan

Inside the Brain of a CEO, a quick Infographic that I found informative.

Comment if you agree.

Zappos’ multimillionaire CEO explains why he lives in a trailer park with his two pet llamas – Yahoo News

31 Jan

Source: Zappos’ multimillionaire CEO explains why he lives in a trailer park with his two pet llamas – Yahoo News

Your Job Is Killing Your Dream

3 Sep

Your Job is Your Master.
So when you rely on YOUR job to survive/make ends meet- You Are A Slave.
Accept it. It is you.
I’m a jerk?
Don’t like this train of thought?
Tough.
Feel free to slap yourselves.

The hard truth is always least accepted.

A lot of us, me included needed a steady job at least once in our lives. An edge to get ahead economically.
Fiscal constraints kill dreams and marriages. Data tells us that.
However fiscal safety nets are now trapping us as a people.
Now if you love your job or don’t want more than a J-O-B, fine. We all have a place in life. Live to the edge of your existence.

The rest of this article is for the folks who want to be not just small business owners but successful, dominating, powerhouses in the industries they choose to rule.
And yes folks that is my mindset and I hope it is yours as well.
How can you conquer if you are not mentally Conan the Barbarian?
There is no tomorrow.
There is no next time.
Your job is the one thing holding you back-
Why you ask?
Its a handicap.
Ever see the people who walk with a cane but they carry it? Yeah you have.
They are ham-stringed.
AKA they are stuck.
They won’t run. They need the cane to walk. Wait though, they are carrying the cane not using the cane. Idiocy? Not quite.
Fear- now we are on the right track.
Dependency stops growth.

How can U be the best YOU- if something else has to support U?
There is no you when there is a pedestal to stand on. Oh, wait. That’s not a pedestal. It’s ankle iron.

I’m not trying to incite a riot.
I don’t want people eating bankruptcy papers instead of steak.
However if you aren’t willing to let go of security you Will Not have Freedom.

It is that simple.
Be ready folks.
Make plans.
Have an end goal.
Have a time table.
Your mentality has to be When am I Leaving.
Not one day I’m ghost.

Your motivation, ultimately, is freedom or financial celibacy- AKA One income source YoU don’t control.

Let me know where you want to be folks.
My lifestyle already dictates I need more income.
More Freedom.
More Choices.
Let me know where you stand and I’ll throw in 3 hours of 1 on1 training.

#thriveorsurvive.

No one goes to the Olympics for silver.

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The Top Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Blog- Part #3

3 Dec

The Top Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Blog- Part #3

Ok folks I changed the title- like it better?
I think its a neater version; concise. So I’m going to round out this trifecta with 4 more tips.

Customer Support Help.
Getting repeat questions from your customers? Are people intrigued by the same issues- or perhaps they are befuddled by one step in your process? Well the easy cool way to fix this is to make a blog post for each issue that pops up often. It takes the burden off your customer support department- which in the early days if your anything like me is just you. Your small business has enough challenges so let’s meet this one head on and kill two birds with one stone. This also shows customers and potential clients that you are dedicated and serious about helping your customers.

Author Credibility.
Want to make your Ceo POP? Perhaps you want to have more of your key employees share their insights and let new ones shine. Well your blog is the place to do it. Doing this will give your employees (and the CEO) some ‘street cred’ and make them feel good. Make this more effective by having every author create a Google+ profile. If they have one, let them take it up a notch. And adding the aforementioned Google Authorship status will really make your business and your blog shine.
Last step- don’t make every post just admin posts.

blog comments and commentors are heaven.. Did I say heaven? I meant pure gold. These comments are essentially you and your customers and clients dialoguing. It gives you key insight and ideas for the future. You can mine this gold for better products or great blog posts too.
It takes a bit of effort and time to comment on a blog post so anyone who takes the time is worth a look. Ask questions, comment, but speak up. These people are potential clients, business partners and more. You may find a twitter worth following or that testimonial for your site you’ve been looking for. Also these comments and your replies add meat to your blog. They also do this for both you and your readers when it comes to search engines. This will make your blog better and easier to index.

Blogging Shows you are still in the game, Still Relevant, Still in Business.
Ever look at a companies website and its obviously dated? You guys know what I mean- the 1990’s theme and scheme aka bad layout. Did you see any social media links or an embed button? Pinterest?
If the site has a blog, is it old with the last post dated 1 year ago or worse? People don’t blog if you won’t do it frequently. Google wants to see you blogging often if you are going to be considered active and worth revisiting regularly and re-indexing. If your site isn’t updated often that tells Google to visit you less. It lowers your sites value to Google. This may even cause Google to rank you lower and lower.

The blog will build for you almost on autopilot, you just have to blog regularly.

For tips and help see my pal @blogheavy. He’s sharp and sets up and manages blogs for small and large businesses. If not feel free to contact me here.

#thriveorsurvive.

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

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The Top Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Blog- Part #2

2 Dec

The Top Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Blog- Part #2

Well folks now that you cut your teeth on the first part- let’s embark on part two of this magical journey into why your company needs a blog.

Rich Snippets, CTR and Google Authorship.
Ever seen those pics when you do a Google search of the authors face and then the topic underlined etc etc? Well that guy or gal is hooked up with Google Authorship and that look they have is what you see through Google SERPs.
Why do these rock? They have a higher CTR aka click-through rate. Statistics have shown that that posts with a Google+ portrait in search results are s-5 times more likely to be clicked- and that means more traffic, more hits, more followers and ultimately more conversions. Nice.

Social Media posts rock- but You own your blog content.
And you also benefit directly from it.
Facebook might say you naw bro, you violated terms. Twitter goes down some times and if you’ve seen recent news- they are cracking down here and there. Pinterest may come down with a case of the buyouts and you never know what the new parent company will opt to do. I could make a longer list but this suffices.
When you post to social media outlets you get some benefits. You close some sales. However they get millions and millions of pages that Google will index. Then they sell more advertising, get better stock valuations-and its all thanks to you.
So you should give them their pages to index in my opinion, without question.
Just don’t let blogging be under-sold or left out of the equation.

Obtaining fans/followers on your site is pretty sure to help achieve your business goals.
Want people to buy your products? Maybe call about your services or fill out a lead generation form? Any of the above and more work more friends and I guarantee you want all of it.
Well folks- people who read your blog are twice as likely to convert or more.
Blogging puts the odds in your favor.

Blog posts have much longer shelf lives.
Ezines, tweets, fb pages and the likes are fleeting, and will be forgotten or lost in the comings days, weeks, and months. Furthermore every timeline refresh pushes you to the side..
Your blog is a great place to create timeless content and focus on matters that either you care about or that are extremely relevant. Not to say you shouldn’t tweet and post about current events, elections and the like. However the important stuff is what you want people to see. Now and later, and all published on your blog.

#thriveorsurvive.

“Myself, Right, Through
An ignorant person with a bad character is like an unarmed robber, but a learned person with a blog is a robber fully armed.”
-Mickey Kaus

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The Top Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Blog- Part #1

1 Dec

The Top Reasons Why Your Company Needs a Blog/b>

Everyone needs a blog. A great blog let’s people see what you and your company are about. So let’s make a strong list and get you on the right path. Here’s 5 quick tips.

A blog let’s visitors know you are on point..
Simple and easy folks. A blog will be a simple tool, almost a literary dialog that people can use to get to know you and your brand. They won’t buy products they don’t know. Show your expertise, let it speak for you. This will make them confident in spending both their time and money with you.

A Blog Builds More Traffic.
Sounds like heaven to many of my fellow entrepreneurs. It is real folks. If you blog regularly- and well- heck get it half right and you will draw the world of social media in. This will definitely bring more visitors to your sites. This can even add links to you from other sites, which brings the next point into focus.

Blog = SEO.
The more content you have on your site the better your chances of ranking much higher in Google search results for the keyword phrases Google will be looking for in anything you post. Every search engine is looking for pages that are specific, and from that viewpoint every post is a page. Ex: to rank in 90 different keyword phrases you need literally 90 separate posts. And each post/page has to be dedicated to a single concept aka keyword phrase.
You simply won’t rank well if you have about four pages. You know the typical spiel used: contact, about us, Meet the guy who….

Blog posts are link bait folks.
I’m pretty sure you all know that links from other sites to yours- aka inbound links and or backlinks are a key factor for getting higher results in your sites SERPs. Ill wager everyone also knows its hard to get a site to link from theirs to yours.
Most people won’t want to link to your home page, but you can lure them with great and useful content on your blog.
Lastly- when you see a good piece of content please include a link to that blog. The chance they return the favor rises astronomically.

A Blog is “Eats” For Social Media.
In the same way that you won’t rank well without blog posts its hard to get anyone anywhere to share your links on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ if you don’t blog consistently about interesting topics. Content and consistency in great blog posts will get people posting about your blog posts all over the social media world. Valuable Content gets shared throughout all Social Media. And don’t forget that all those social media links will help with your SEO. Both Bing and Google see the sharing of your posts as proof positive you are your site is considered valuable. And that will be used to rank your sites. Another bonus is you get more direct visitors from these social media links.

One last thought: these blog posts give you something to post on any and all of your social media accounts.
Hey folks even I run out of things to say some days.

#thriveorsurvive.

“Do today what you want for your tomorrows.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki

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The ninth interview in a series highlighting up and coming entrepreneurs and leaders. Today we interview Steven Michael Wilson Jr Founder&CEO of Go Get It Consulting and Entertainment.

17 Sep

Today we interview Steven Michael Wilson Jr
Founder&CEO of Go Get It Consulting and Entertainment

And without further ado:

-Where you from?
Boston, Ma.

-Age?
37.

-Tell my readers exactly what you do-
Businesses you own, ventures, products, etc
Go Get It Consulting and Entertainment is a small business advisory group that specializes in Consulting, Marketing&Promotion and Keynote Speaking but we do A LOT MORE!!!

-How did you get the entrepreneurial bug?
I got the entrepreneurial bug since I can remember, since a youngster I always wanted to own my own business and did not work for anybody. So I took my natural abilities and made it to something great.

-How did you get in the game/current foray?
I got in the game because I saw myself always giving advice to people and then showing them had to put the advice I gave them into motion through my years of great experience in many fields.

-What made you embrace your position?
What made me embrace my position is that when I sat down and looked at my life is that I was always doing GO GET IT but I was not getting paid for it.

-What keeps you in your position?
What keeps me in my position is I LOVE what I do!!!

-What are your secrets to success?
My secrets to my success is that I found out that everyone has GOD giving talents and we you found out what those talents are its you job to make them PAYING talents.

-What don’t you like in the game?
What I don’t like in the game is all the hate and the lost art of BARTER. Many of us hate on someone else in the same business where are in just because and you don’t have to try to charge everybody money, trade services sometimes.

-What do you like in the game?
What I like about the GAME is that just that, A GAME and you can score a lot when you learn how to play!!!

-What would you change in the game?
How would I change the game….HMMM, I would make it a rule for all people and business to perform a certain amount of research before getting in the game!!!

-If I gave you a milli what or whom would
you invest in?
If you gave me a milli I would invest in more real estate.

-What sets you apart from the game?
What sets me apart is my work ethic and life experiences.

-What are your thoughts on 360 deals?
I like 360 Deals and think they are very necessary….If somebody gets you in the GAME through there company or efforts you need to pay back with a percentage.

-What made you love hip hop?
I LOVE hip hop because I AM HIP HOP…I live HIP HOP every day!!!

-Who is your fav rapper/lyricist?
JAY-Z.

-Best person to ever play your position?
Donald Trump…

-Best rapper alive?
JAY-Z best rapper alive!!! Hands Down.

-Advice for my readers?
Advice to your readers is find out what there GOD giving talents are and make a career out of it!!!

-Your definition of success?
Definition of success is what that individual deems!!! For me its health because if your not healthy you cant do anything and nothing else matters.

-Any projects you’d like to promo?
Anyone who is looking for a real CONSULTANT, MARKETER, PROMOTER OR KEYNOTE SPEAKER!!! HOLLA!!! Also we will be doing our website thus fall and be renaming the company!!! Stay Tuned!!!

-Where can my readers find you on the web et al?
http://www.gogetit247.com
Facebook:www.facebook.com/gogetit247365
Twitter:@GOGETIT247
18888672399
info@gogetit247.com

#thriveorsurvive.