My First Week In 2014

I hope you had a good start into the New Year. My first week in 2014…has been interestingly bad and good.

I got into accident on Thursday, just two days into the New year.
I was preparing dinner when my husband called and said he couldn’t get his car to start on the way home. He asked me to pick him up so he can jumpstart his car with our other car. He successfully jumpstarted his car, but I did not have a good feeling about his car, so my husband and I switched cars. He drove the other car with our daughter in it.
I drove slowly as it rained, but right at the stoplight, I couldn’t stop the car! The break just was not working! I panicked. I hit the car in front of me. :(
Fortunately, there wasn’t any major damage to either car, just minor scratches. Unbelievable! It could of been a lot worse. Thankfully neither I nor the other lady got hurt either.
The brake “miraculously” started working right after the accident. But nonetheless, we are taking the car for a service this weekend. I honestly don’t know what to think about what happened with the brake. From the accident standpoint, I was clearly at fault even though there was an obvious issue with the brake. But the lady was very friendly even though her car was hit. She asked me if I was okay and handed another umbrella to me. She was very understanding about the whole situation and we parted ways after exchanging personal information.  I don’t know what to think about what happened, it just didn’t make sense.  But I am a firm believer in karma.
So yesterday we finally found a way to settle the situation, and we agreed to pay the damage to her car. Guess what, during our phone conversation, she told me “I’ve been in your shoes before, and I’m a firm believer in karma” wow….I was stunned and I couldn’t believe what I heard!
Maybe it was not a coincidence after all. There may always be a reason why we would cross path, even in such unfortunate circumstance. I believe there is a stronger reason why the accident had to happen. The whole situation was settled easily without any issues whatsoever.
That was the semi bad news…
Now the good news…and good news for you as well in fact.
I hope you are ready to see how much success and improved results in 2014 you will achieve when you make the decision to work with me.
I want to track back to what I’ve mentioned just before the holiday started last year. I have been testing how SMS marketing really works. I have a few case studies on this and I have been literally blown away by the test results. I know you too will be blown away at what SMS marketing can do for you/your business. (Read my other post about Email Marketing vs SMS Marketing)
If you already have an online business like Empower Network, Pure Leverage, Power Lead System, MOBE, DSD, run your own offline business, run your consulting business or already are a rockstar Internet Marketer, you still want to look into doing SMS marketing… Why? Because the money is in the list. But what good is your list if you don’t have responses and no one actually opens your emails? I was able to downsell or upsell through casual texting…easily! This is why mobile marketing is so effective.
My leads became my friends, they confided in me, some of them are actually consultants and have been in the Internet Marketing industry for years!  Some of them are struggling Internet Marketers who have yet to see results. They appreciated the fact that I was a real person whom they can actually talk to.
In the next few posts I am going to reveal how I broke the ice with my leads, and how SMS marketing has truly helped my business. My first week in 2014 has definitely been great to me. I am grateful for what I have.  I can’t wait to see the rest of this year to unfold!
My 2014

Anxiety In Your Business

One of the things I noticed is that many entrepreneurs/business owners become anxious working for themselves, especially during that very first year. After all there is no one to turn to but yourself. You work for yourself, you are responsible for everything, you are the decision maker, you are the captain of your own ship. As an entrepreneur and running my own online business, I can fully relate to this. So how do you deal with anxiety in your business?

There is no good answer to this. My short answer is to realize that this is part of your journey as an entrepreneur and you have to learn to adapt, and live with it. It is part of the growing pain, the bigger your goal is the more anxiety you will go through. This anxiety may be short lived, or you may even experience it for years as you continue to look at the profit and loss margins, that are all associated with starting a business.

While a lot of people are drawn to be their own boss or have their own online business, often times they do not understand how difficult it is to actually be working long and hard hours for themselves. The difference is everything when you work for yourself. When you are working for a company or somebody else, you do not need to worry about the financial situation or anything that concerns the company’s overall growth and success.  Let’s be honest here, how much do you actually care for the company’s financial situation? Maybe a little bit? The truth is you only need to worry about keeping your job and boss happy.  It is simple really because, this is the only way you can continue to bring home the paychecks and put money in your bank account.  But when you finally work for yourself, become your own boss, you have to worry about making money and make good profits.  Sounds familiar?

It is okay to be under pressure, it is okay to be anxious. Realize that it does not mean you are failing. You are experiencing the same pressures that every business owner experience at one point or another. Walt Disney was millions in the red before he was in profits! He was anxious and was even depressed, but he overcame them all and became very successful. It is hard to think of success without thinking of Walt Disney.  In fact, I wanted to say that being anxious is a good thing, because it gives you the motivation to improve for the better.  You don’t want to start a business and be completely fearless, this kind of arrogance can set you up for failure in the long run.  A little bit of fear and anxiety in your business is perfectly normal, it keeps you aligned with your purpose and bring you closer to your goal. But don’t let your fear take control of you. There are always risks associated with running a business no matter what, but you need to think and talk it through whether they are worth taking.

Draw out your plans on the big whiteboard. Plan exactly how you are going to get from point A to point B. The logic is the same as if you are planning to make a trip to go to the store to buy milk. The thought first comes to your mind. Then you take appropriate action by either walking or driving (or use a vehicle) to get to the store. But if you don’t take action, you are not going anywhere and you are not getting that milk from the store.

Practice daily meditation and keep yourself calm before making big decisions. Take appropriate action, you will lessen up the burden and overcome anxiety in your business.

Overcome Anxiety

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