Donna Reade

QuickBooks Online Consulting & Bookkeeping

You Have the Information Now Use It

call to actionI talk with clients all the time about making sure they are collecting client and prospective client’s data. When I follow up to see how it is going the clients that actually take the time to get the data does nothing with it. They simply say they do not have time or know how to use the information to continue to engage the client, fan or follower. When I suggest setting up an email system I get the “I do not want to spam anyone” response; followed immediately by “that is a lot of work and I just do not have the time”. However, if you set up a system you are consistently and directly encouraging clients, fan and followers to come to your website and engage with your brand. So, it seems like a ton of work, but it’s not.

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Want People to Accept your LinkedIn Invitations

user not caringNearly every day when I log into LinkedIn, I have connection requests waiting for me. Some are from readers but most of them are from total strangers. They all say the exact same thing:
“I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.”

It baffles me that everyone is not customizing their invitations. However, maybe your problem is not finding motivation—it is finding what to say.

Here are some templates for LinkedIn Invitations, so you will have the right words. Of course, you will need to adapt them to your own situation.

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Stop Trying to Discover Yourself, Embrace Yourself

Know thyself

How many times have you either told someone or someone told you, “I really just need to find myself.” We all have questioned if we’re on the right path or wondered if there’s something more out there for us at some point.

We are multi-layered.
However, in attempting to find ourselves or discover our passions, we sometimes forget about or lose an important piece of who we are.There’s a layer our parents help shape over the years, a layer our friends shape, our bosses, our significant others and so on. When people go out there to “find themselves,” they strip away those layers, desperate to find something, anything, in hopes of discovering who they are. However, once they peel back all those layers, they are left with…NOTHING.

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State Your Intentions to Drive Your Actions

goal planIntentions are defined as: “to have in mind a purpose or plan, to direct the mind, to aim.” Lacking intention, we sometimes stray without meaning or direction. But with it, all the forces of the universe can align to make even the most impossible, possible.  Your intentions will assist you in taking greater control of your life.
State your intentions
When you have a vague idea about what you’d maybe like to accomplish, then the best you can hope for is to maybe move in the same general direction that you think you want to go. Instead of being tentative and vague, be confident and clear. It is amazing how much power and strength you can give to your efforts just by making it clear what results you intend to accomplish. You can literally feel that power the moment you confidently and positively state your intentions.

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