Party Life at the A.W.O.L. Mansion

Hey what’s going on guys, really wanted to share with you what’s been going down this past weekend.

I was actually in Chicago for an event and we were supposed to be staying in a hotel (which we paid for) and we ended up staying in a $2.6 million mansion….crazy right?

Check out the video below of our AWOL “Cribs” style video….

Let me know what you though of this crazy tour of the house….

Did you see me?

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How Does a 19 Year Old Canadian Kid Retire?

I really just want to show this amazing kid, he is awesome.

I have know my man Dakota Mclearn for about 5 months now and seeing him grow the way he has in a few short months is truly incredible. I would highly recommend checking out this video I am sure it will inspire you to a whole new level.

Dakota In Thailand

Pretty cool right?

Please comment below and let me know what you thought of this video I just love it and I had to share it with you.

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Does Facebook Work for B2B Marketing?

Some firms have had success, while others say the social network does little for them. Inc.com talks to Facebook’s small business director to learn more.

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Facebook marketing? A must according to many companies. Not worth the trouble to some. But most of the voices you hear are in the business-to-consumer space. After all, people go onto Facebook for fun. But what if you’re trying to reach other businesses, making the seemingly reasonable argument that the users don’t stop being involved in business just because they’re taking a break?

Someone in a technology company selling to other businesses recently argued that Facebook is a social media tool that doesn’t work, at least for companies selling computers, networks, and other technology solutions. Bob Hebeisen, former head of partner marketing for a software company, argued that Facebook “is just not gaining widespread traction in the B2B world.”

What Facebook Says

That is a “misconception,” according to Dan Levy, director of small business at Facebook. “We think marketing for all businesses can work on Facebook and we’re starting to see examples of it.” Marketing software vendor HubSpot ran a campaign that saw a 71 percent increase in sales during a campaign “with clicking coming off Facebook back to their blogs or websites,” Levy says. And VendorShop Social, which offers software services to create e-commerce stores on Facebook, the regular Web, or via mobile, started its business with a Facebook focus.

And yet, those examples are unusual ones. Both sell marketing software and Levy says that Facebook doesn’t have general results for the efficacy of B2B marketing campaigns. He did offer some statistics, though they ought to be taken with a big grain of salt.

For example, the number of business pages on Facebook has increased 40 percent year over year and the number of businesses with local pages that have also tried advertising campaigns doubled. And yet, that could be simply due to Facebook’s expansion and companies experimenting. It also refers to all businesses, whether B2B or B2C. In the first six months of promoted posts, 300,000 businesses used it with 75 percent being repeat customers. However, according to Facebook, repeat literally means that an advertiser tried it more than once, and two tries could easily be part of a test.

All that said, it is true that Facebook users often are in business, and it is possible to target SMB-affiliations with the self-serve ad tools. According to Levy, the SMB category includes 7.4 million people on the social network. No information on their geographic distribution. That could mean a business that depended on physical proximity to service customers, like a distributor or HVAC firm, would have to see how many prospects might be in their territory.

Can Facebook work for B2B? It appears to be working for some. But you will have to run tests to see if it does for you.

Original Article – http://www.inc.com/erik-sherman/does-facebook-work-for-b2b-marketing.html

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Easy Ways To Polish Your Online Reputation

Chances are, people are searching your name online. If you build a better online reputation, the more people will search for you.

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Having A Good Online Reputation Is Vital

What’s online about you–good or bad, true or false, stale or fresh–is all part of your digital DNA. Right or wrong, it is the crayon box people use to color in the lines about you.

And research shows they’re searching for you and drawing significant conclusions based on what they find.

Just consider:

  • 93 percent of recruiters use LinkedIn to find candidates–with Facebook and Twitter as other trusted resources. (Will they be impressed by what they find?)
  • Seven in 10 adults who use the Internet have looked for information about other people, says a Pew study. (Do you think they’ll overlook you?)
  • More than 30 percent of adults say they couldn’t run for political office based on their online results. (Really?)
  • 72 percent of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. (People could bypass your business entirely!)

A frequent refrain in my business is, “Well, my search results don’t come up with much about me so I must be okay, right?” Wrong. In today’s world, an absence of information can raise eyebrows–like, why can’t I find information about you? More importantly, it creates a strong vacuum effect where anything that’s online about you automatically gets sucked right up to the top of your search results. Ask yourself if you’d rather see current, smart, and accurate content up there–or if you’d rather leave a first impression to the vagaries of Google’s algorithm.

It’s not too complicated to start taking control of your online reputation.

Odds are, you’ve already done some of the initial legwork by establishing yourself on key social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Are you posting frequently? These don’t need to be War and Peace in length and intellectual complexity. Just keep them professional, pithy, and polished. Consider getting a Tumblr. It’s an easy way to share photos of employees in action, announce a new produce, talk about a sale, etc. Buy your own domain name (www.yournamehere.com) and update it with factual details.

These small steps can add up to big initial returns for your online reputation.

My Online Reputation Has Grown

Over the past few months, my online reputation has grow drastically, that has happened because of the amount of value I bring to others and help them in their businesses.

Most people come into the online space and seriously damage their online reputation before they even start, can you guess how they do it?

People ruin their online reputation because…..THEY SPAM THEIR LINKS!

Once you label yourself as a spammer then you are finished, their is nothing you will be able to do once you damage your online reputation, once you are labelled as a spammer you may as well go back to the 9 to 5.

FREE Tips To Build Your Online Reputation on Facebook

I have supplied a FREE video for you so you can start looking at how to build your online reputation through Facebook, as you know nearly everyone is on Facebook these days so you certainly have a lot of potential distributors or customers for you business.

Just click the image below and let’s get you the FREE training your deserve to build your online reputation.

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12 Great Motivational Quotes For 2013

 

At the start of every year, I create a list of quotes to guide and inspire me for the next 12 months. Here are the quotes I’ve selected for 2013:

 

    1. “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”
      Napoleon Hill

 

    1. “The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.”
      Brian Tracy

 

    1. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”
      Dale Carnegie

 

    1. “Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.”
      Og Mandino

 

    1. “A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”
      Tony Robbins

 

    1. “If you can’t control your anger, you are as helpless as a city without walls waiting to be attacked.”
      The Book of Proverbs

 

    1. A mediocre person tells. A good person explains. A superior person demonstrates. A great person inspires others to see for themselves.”
      Harvey Mackay

 

    1. “Freedom, privileges, options, must constantly be exercised, even at the risk of inconvenience.”
      Jack Vance

 

    1. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
      Jim Rohn

 

    1. “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”
      Zig Ziglar

 

    1. “The number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.”
      Tom Hopkins

 

    1. “You have everything you need to build something far bigger than yourself.”
      Seth Godin

 

Readers: I want to begin this year with a huge burst of motivation. Can you help me out? What quotes or thoughts inspire YOU to be the best that you can be?  (Leave a comment!)

 

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From Free Throws to Sales it’s all About Consistency

tim-duncanAccording to basketball expert, Brian McCormick, Tim Duncan has a problem – a consistency problem. While you don’t hear much about it, Duncan only shoots 60 to 70% from the free throw line, despite being one of the NBA’s best players. What’s really interesting, however, is WHY Duncan struggles from the line.

According to McCormick, it’s because Duncan has added movements to his shot that actually overcomplicate his shot making. McCormick says Duncan “comes to the line and takes a deep breath with the ball near his waist and his hands on the side of the ball. To shoot, he rotates the ball DURING his shooting motion. His shot, therefore, has a natural flaw; he incorporates inconsistency into his shot. Instead of simplifying, he adds a greater degree of variance which results in his poor (below 70% career) free throw shooting.”

The solution to better performance for Duncan is the same solution for us in sales and business development: Simplify the process and leverage the Power of Consistency.

Often times in sales and business we overcomplicate the process and fail to do the little things on a consistent basis. Instead of focusing on doing just one or two things exceptionally, we become obsessed with doing everything perfectly. The result is frustration and lack luster sales performance. The key to success in sales is to identify one or two small things we can do well and do them consistently.

As the incomparable Jim Rohn once said, “Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”

Weldon Long grew small company from $0 to $20,000,000 in 60 months by focusing on doing one simple thing extraordinarily well – one simple thing done on a consistent basis.

That one thing was using the Tom Hopkins “intention statement” on every sales opportunity. Weldon focused on using this technique on EVERY call. He didn’t use it occasionally. He didn’t use it when He felt up to it. He used it consistently on EVERY CALL.

Because the intention statement sets the ground rules for the sales call with the prospect and because it creates the expectation that the call will come to a completion at a specified point, Weldon didn’t waste time chasing down deals that were never going to happen. He didn’t get strung out by prospects who didn’t have the courtesy to “just say no.”

As a result, he moved from sales opportunity to sales opportunity without the brain damage of looking over his shoulder hoping that older calls were going to magically turn into sales commissions. he stayed focused. he kept my attention ahead of me instead of being distracted by the past.

The key was using this technique on every call. The key was consistently doing one small thing exceptionally well and doing it every time. The key was focusing on one thing and doing it well on a consistent basis.

Far be it from me to give NBA great Tim Duncan advice; but if he asked (which I seriously doubt he will) I would tell him to focus on two things: simplicity and consistency. Keep it simple and do the little things on a consistent basis. It works in sports and it works in sales and business development.

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Mack Makes Nearly $200,000!

This is some serous BADASS shit, just check out this average guy making a killing

I love being part of the Empower Network the opportunity with this company is just mind blowing.  If you are willing to put in the work then what is stopping you from achieving these kinds of results.

Mack is just an average guy who was determined to live a life or Freedom and he has accomplished that in 90 days.

Let me ask you this, would you be willing to put in 90 days of hard work to achieve these kinds of results, I bet you would.

If you are saying to yourself  “Oh I can’t do this” then you just have the wrong mindset, if you truly believe you can do this then you can.

I am making it happen right now, I am not near Mack yet but in 90 days I WILL BE, I have told myself that I will be making a nice 5 figure monthly income in 90 days or less.

Will you?

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