7 Essential Habits of a Healthy Entrepreneur

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What are the habits of a healthy entrepreneur?

This article I found on www.entrepreneur.com answers the question. This article was written by Scott Christ.

So there I was, exhausted at the end of a long work day, frustrated by a particularly stressful drive home and contemplating pouring a stiff bourbon and withering away on the couch for a couple hours.

Then something happened.

My habits took over.

You see, I had “programmed” the habit of exercising every day at 6 p.m. into my brain.

And once the clock struck six, it was as if a magical pumpkin whisked me into my closet to grab my workout gear and head downstairs to burn off some steam.

Turns out entrepreneurship and taking care of your health are quite synonymous.

A big part of that is because both require habitual actions. And according to Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, these habits comprise 40 percent or more of the daily decisions we make.

Here are seven things entrepreneurs can do to stay on top of their business AND their health.

1. Learn something new every day. Healthy entrepreneurs are lifelong dreamers. They work hard, play hard and think harder. They love to read, listen to audio books and absorb as much knowledge as they possibly can. Not only do they educate themselves about topics relevant to growing their business, they also seek knowledge about what it takes to be healthy. They know healthy behaviors have a direct impact on their business.

2. Set goals and create systems to achieve your goals. Healthy entrepreneurs These folks also understand that knowledge without application is the quickest path to failure. They go beyond learning — they apply. Because they realize the day-to-day journey and seemingly tiny steps are the only ways to achieve their end goal.

3. Spend your “downtime” wisely. The average person spends around 3 hours a day watching TV. Don’t be that person. To stay healthy, focus on staying busy building your business, taking care of yourself and your family and trying to change the world. One recommendation is to meditate or take time to write down your goals.

4. Make exercise a priority. A healthy body will help cultivate a healthy mind. Yet the CDC says 80 percent of adults don’t get the recommended amount of exercise. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans say that adults should get 2.5 hours a week or more of moderate-intensity aerobic activity and two strength training sessions per week. Even if you’re crazy busy, find 10 minutes here and there. It will help with alleviate stress and get those endorphins pumped up to take on startup challenges.

5. Eat less junk food. Think of food as fuel: The higher quality fuel you put in your tank, the better you’ll perform. You don’t need to diet or cut foods out to eat healthy either. Just eat more real food — stuff that comes from nature — instead of processed junk and fast food. By doing so, you could help improve your energy endurance (no sugar crashes) and mood, among other benefits.

6. Sleep more. All entrepreneurs experience the grind of late nights, early morning meetings and last-minute deadlines. But healthy entrepreneurs know that sleep is vital to their success. Whether you rise early and tackle your important projects first thing in the morning or you’re a night owl, find a consistent sleep routine and stick to it. And never underestimate the power of a good power nap to recharge your brain.

7. Create balance in your life. Healthy entrepreneurs treat health as a lifestyle. You can’t put a Band-Aid on a bad business plan, just like you can’t eat healthy for a week and expect to lose weight. Successful entrepreneurs wholeheartedly embrace healthy living: They work smarter, not harder.

Entrepreneurship and health go hand-in-hand. Each will teach you valuable lessons about the other.

Aside from family, friends, and relationships, there are few things more important in your life than your health and your career. When you passionately pursue both of these things you can experience a longer, more fulfilling life.

The Science of Trauma, Mindfulness, and PTSD

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How the brain responds to traumatic events, and what science says about how mindfulness meditation helps people process trauma and decrease suffering.

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If we were able to prove that individuals suffering from PTSD are experiencing reversible neurological changes, would that help to alleviate any taboo associated with trauma, so sufferers are able to get the treatment they need? New treatment protocols for PTSD that integrate mindfulness techniques may make that a possibility in the near future.

Mindfulness based techniques in this context have recently gained traction with the support of more empirical findings. Overall, there is a lot of evidence supporting mindfulness as a treatment approach for adults with PTSD, and a recent burgeoning literature corroborating positive neurological changes is following suit.

First, I want to define trauma and PTSD.

Trauma Defined:

Trauma is a broad term, and according to the American Psychological Association (APA), it is an emotional response to a terrible event. Unfortunately, said terrible event can constitute a plethora of possibilities, including combat, rape, natural disasters, and assaults. There are other potentially traumatic events, and though less talked about, are no less palpable. Ultimately, any event might be considered traumatic if you have experienced and/or witnessed a threat to your life, your body, your moral integrity, or had a close encounter with violence or death.

Usually, when we are faced with danger, we go into fight-or-flight mode, during which our bodies release hormones to help us act faster, to either fight or flee. Trauma inhibits this very normal and evolutionary response to danger. What trauma does, instead, is elicit a profound sense of helplessness, during which one feels paralyzed from doing anything to be relieved from the circumstance.

PTSD Defined:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, is described as a severe response to trauma, and it is most powerfully characterized by three prominent symptoms, which include:

  1. Re-experiencing the event
  2. Avoiding any reminders of the event, or feeling emotionally numb
  3. Hyper-arousal, which consists of a very sensitive startle response

In addition to these three expressions of symptoms, PTSD causes a huge deal of distress and severely limits functioning in many different domains of life. As its name implies, PTSD is technically a “disorder”, and it is listed in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

I respect the need to classify something as a disorder in order for rigorous assessment of specific symptoms that can lead to a comprehensive and individually-tailored treatment plan. Yet, I believe, that there’s nothing truly disordered about having a reaction to seeing atrocities and tragedies beyond our mind’s ability to fathom. To hear more about this point of view, listen to this poignant, sensitive and informative interview with Barry Boyce, editor-in-chief of Mindful magazine.

There’s nothing truly disordered about having a reaction to seeing atrocities and tragedies beyond our mind’s ability to fathom.

The Brain and PTSD

In order to understand the neurological implications of PTSD, it is important to quickly parse the concept of neuroplasticity. For many hundreds of years scientists thought that, like physical development, once the brain reached maturity, it ceased to grow and develop in any way.

The modern view is antithetical to this, given research that continues to show ways in which the human brain is in a constant state of change. In this way, it is believed, new experiences actually impact our neural circuitry; that over the course of a life, our brain map reflects new and changing pathways. This idea is expressed eloquently and through case example in one of my favorite books, The Brain that Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge, MD.

Most of us view this notion of a neuroplastic brain through a rose-colored lens. Yes, neuroplasticity affords the brain an opportunity to heal from injury. Let’s not forget, though, that experience can also negatively change someone’s neuro-profile. So, in sync with neuroplastic principles, when trauma is encountered, the brain changes in response to the event in order to cope and adapt to the situation. These brain changes often don’t serve us going forward. While our brain adapts to develop a psychological defense against further trauma, it is not a brain that thrives long-term.

Neurological Components of PTSD

Neuro-imaging techniques, such as MRI and FMRI, have allowed scientists to examine brains of patients suffering from PTSD. Three of the areas impacted by trauma include the

  1. Amygdala
  2. Hippocampus
  3. Pre-frontal cortex (PFC)

The amygdala is a structure in the brain’s limbic system (known as the emotional seat of the brain) that helps determine whether or not a threat is approaching, and if so, sends out a danger signal, initiates the fight-or-flight response, and then helps indicate when the threat is gone. When one has experienced trauma, the amygdala remains hyper-alert to even non-threatening stimuli, and activates the fight-or-flight response system despite being safe. While experiencing PTSD, the brain can get caught up in a highly alert and activated loop during which it looks for and perceives threat everywhere.

While experiencing PTSD, the brain can get caught up in a highly alert and activated loop during which it looks for and perceives threat everywhere.

The hyperactive amygdala is constantly interacting with the hippocampus, the area of brain that plays a role in memory function. Brain scans have found smaller hippocampi in those with PTSD, perhaps reflecting the impaired memory experienced post trauma. Usually, the hippocampus works to connect and organize different aspects of memory, and is responsible for locating the memory of an event in its proper time, place and context. When experiencing PTSD, memory becomes fragmented, and the hippocampus has trouble coherently piecing together memory, from discriminating from past or present, and from integrating memory of experiences with feelings and factual knowledge. This is an extraordinarily distressing component of PTSD and manifests in the form of intrusive memories and flashbacks. Triggering memories provoke the amygdala, maintaining its hyper-activity.

The third area of the brain affected by trauma is the frontal lobe; specifically, the PFC. This area of the brain is involved in regulating behaviors, impulses, emotions, and fear responses. In those with PTSD, the PFC is notably less active and less able to override the hippocampus as it flashes fragments of memory, nor to signal the amygdala that the danger is not real.

As the above research suggests, the neuroplastic brain indeed responds to trauma. As certain areas of the brain become hyperactive, and others deregulated, throwing off the fine-tuned and exquisite orchestration that usually works to keep someone safe from real threats—PTSD is cultivated.

What are the positive benefits of mindfulness for adult patients suffering from PTSD in relation to the brain?

Mindfulness and the Brain:

There is a significant amount of data supporting mindfulness as a treatment approach for patients with PTSD. Much of the literature, however, doesn’t speak to the neurological changes that occur during the mindfulness process. Research regarding mindfulness mediation’s impact upon the brain in general points to changes in brain structure and function that could account for the reduction of symptoms of PTSD.

Changes in Brain Structure:

As I mentioned earlier, deregulation of the brain areas associated with emotional regulation and memory are key contributors to the symptoms associated with PTSD in addition to the over activity of the fear center, the amygdala. Mindfulness reverses these patterns by increasing prefrontal and hippocampal activity, and toning down the amygdala.

In fact, brain scans confirm that mindfulness meditation is correlated with an increase in gray matter in the hippocampus, a decrease of gray matter in the amygdala, and neuroimaging studies have found that mindfulness meditation also helps to activate the PFC.

Impact on Brain Function:

A recent study looking at the neural functional impact of mindfulness meditation on those with PTSD implicates the interaction of two “opposing” brain networks in mediating beneficial outcomes.

In this study, 23 male veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq were divided into different treatment groups, one of which included mindfulness-based exposure treatment (MBET).

Results indicated that while each treatment group showed promise, the men in the group receiving Mindfulness-Based Exposure Therapy (MBET) experienced actual post-treatment brain changes that indicate mechanisms by which mindfulness could potentially help in the treatment of PTSD.

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) indicated that at the start of the study, the veterans showed increased activity in regions associated with perceived external threats. After receiving MBET, fMRI showed increased activity in what is known as the brain’s default mode network (DMN). The DMN consists of interacting brain regions associated with internally focused meandering and wandering thought. Additionally, fMRI also showed that the DMN increased its connections with what’s known as the Executive Network, associated with the purposeful shifting of attention.

Both these networks were working in sync, providing insight into how mindfulness can help people train themselves to get unstuck from a vicious cycle of negative thinking, often a cornerstone of trauma.

…Mindfulness can help people train themselves to get unstuck from a vicious cycle of negative thinking, often a cornerstone of trauma.

The small sample size, the gender bias of the group, and the inclusion of only veterans means that there is room for much more extensive empirical exploration with regards to mindfulness as applied specifically to those with PTSD.

Mindfulness and PTSD:

Overall, these neural correlates of symptom reduction can potentially shed light on the therapeutic possibility of mindfulness-based treatments going forward. There is, without a doubt, great potential for these treatments in helping people better process trauma, and hopefully decrease a lot of potential suffering.

Yet, a caveat worth heeding: Given the precarious nature of the symptoms of PTSD, the most efficient and safe treatment should only be obtained by a professional. It is my opinion that mindfulness, as an integrative approach under professional supervision, is the most prudent.

In honor of PTSD awareness month, I invite you to learn more about the various aspects of PTSD as it relates to gender, relationships with others, chronic pain, heart health, and brain injury.

Please click here to download my free resource packet on PTSD. Inside you will also find helpful quotes and resources related to trauma and PTSD, and NEW this year, I have included an additional post on an oft forgotten element of trauma: Post Traumatic Growth.

Download Dr. Wolkin’s BrainCurves: PTSD Reference Packet here.

The original article was found at this link-https://www.mindful.org/the-science-of-trauma-mindfulness-ptsd/

The weight-plate circuit to shred your shoulders and core

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YOU KNOW THAT stack of weight plates sitting by the leg press machine? It’s time to use them for something besides the leg press machine.

Because, here’s the deal: While lots of dudes apparently love to load up that sucker with as many plates as they possibly can, only to do the shortest (and most useless) leg presses imaginable, you can do a hell of a lot more with just one 45-lb plate than you ever imagined.

And even if you’re more of the power-lifting type, you’d be surprised at just how versatile a weight plate is—especially in this five-move circuit, where every exercise utilizes the plate for maximum muscle growth.

 

Directions

We recommend doing this dynamic warmup to fire up your muscles and increase range of motion before attempting this workout.

You’ll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you’ll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you’ve finished all exercises, rest for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 4 to 6 rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest period. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

For more upper-body work:

Check out one of our favorite explosive arm workouts to blow up your biceps and triceps, our 20-minute workout to get hard ‘core’ abs, and our 30-minute abs workout.

For a complete archive of our daily quick-hit routines, go to mensfitness.com/todaysworkout.

You can find the original article from www.mensfitness.com, when you go to this link-http://www.mensfitness.com/training/workout-routines/todays-workout-59-weight-plate-circuit-shred-your-shoulders-and-core.

5 Techniques for Effective Meditation

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Successful meditation begins with understanding some proper techniques for effective meditation.

What are these?

Meditation has been around since the beginning of time, and generally, this practice is associated with Easter culture.

Many folks use meditation for calm and to enhance their focus and concentration in multiple areas of their lives. Understanding how to meditate effectively will optimize your experience with meditation.

Today, I’ll share some of the most important principles I’ve learned about meditation, and the proper techniques for effective meditation.

The Most Critical Techniques for Effective Meditation

Meditation is like physical exercise for the body, only it is good for your brain, focus, stress level, and above all it helps you focus on breathing better.

Breathing can actually have a tremendous impact on your life because there is a right and a wrong way to do it to increase your oxygen level.

Here are some tips on basic techniques for effective meditation.

  1. Find a quiet place to meditate. Meditation can be difficult when you have a busy lifestyle, especially with children. Even if you are married without children you’ll still want to find a quiet place to meditate and be alone. The best practice for meditation comes when you are not distracted, and when you are able to focus on your breathing and be in the moment. Loud noises and interruption would ruin your session and make it difficult for you to get the most out of your meditation.
  2. Get comfortable and focus on posture. Everyone is comfortable in different ways, but sitting in a chair or sitting in cross-legged pose on the floor on a yoga mat or a meditation pillow can help you get comfortable. Again, meditating without distraction is a big deal, so do what you can ahead of time to make sure you are comfortable before you start.
  3. Be self-aware of your mind. It is easy for your mind begin to wonder as you meditate, so be aware of this before you start. When you meditate for the first time, you’ll begin to see how challenging this is. The mind is doing what it usually does, so meditation will bring your mind back into focus. When you discover that your mind is wandering, bring it back to focus as soon as possible and get back to focusing on your breathing.
  4. Set a meditation time. The only rule of meditation is whatever happens, happens. This is because of the mind and your tolerance. Those who have not meditated before may struggle to stay focused, or they may fall back asleep. Don’t beat yourself up about this. Again, it is a way of training your mind and body, so just get back to it. Remain focused in meditation for as long as you can, and then open your eyes. Ten minutes is a good time to aim for but that doesn’t always happen. The more experienced you are at meditation the longer your sessions will be.

There is no right or wrong way to meditate in the beginning, and over time you’ll learn more as you go. You’ll learn more about yourself as well as how you respond to meditation.

If you are struggling with meditation, just refer back to these effective techniques for meditation as a guideline.

How to Get Prospects to Read Your Sales Letter

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Did you know that you can get prospects to read your sales letter without standing behind them at the computer forcing them?

Recently, I’ve been writing about how to get the attention of your ideal customer. I know it may not work every, single time, but remember that being attractive to your audience is where it starts.

Writing winning headlines is a great way to get your prospects attention on specific topics, and furthermore, it’s ideal for you if your approach is going to be blogging and creating video content.

Every piece of content that you create does matter, and there are numerous experts out there that have made millions using great content to get more attention from their customers.

However…….

You have to be consistent.

How can you get prospects to read your sales letter and get them to convert into a lead or a paying customer? Today, I’ll share with you what it takes to get a prospect to choose you every time, and what you can do to make sure you get the RIGHT customer, every time.

My Number ONE Secret to Get Prospects to Read Your Sales Letter

Okay, what’s happening in the real world?

Many folks have been losing their jobs or struggling to find jobs because the workplace is so competitive. With fewer jobs, it means that it’s harder to get good paying jobs, and those that offer benefits.

What if you could start an online business, and learn how to write a sales letter that was so attractive, nearly 80% of your online audience would read it?

This is why I am talking about how to get prospects to read YOUR sales letter.

Here are some tips to help you get the right eyeballs on your sales letter, and how to craft it for ideal conversion.

  1. Headlines, headlines, headlines. Okay, so I’ve talked about this before, but if you write eye-popping headlines, you WILL get more readers. With strong headlines, readers will stop in their tracks and click for your information, even before reading much further. That is amazing! What are your chances of this happening? They are very slim if you have not yet learned about how to craft compelling headlines.
  2. Start with a question. Email subject headlines are super important, because a majority of sales letters are inside the newsletter that you offer. They could also be a landing page depending upon your strategy, but remember that if you ask a question, the mind will start answering it automatically. It’s in our nature. 🙂
  3. Make a definitive statement. If you were to write an email headline that made a definitive statement, specifically one that was to a prospect that had not proven to be a buyer, it would re-engage them. Remember, many of your prospects are waiting on something powerful to get started. If you make a definitive statement, you are more likely to get a prospect to say yes. Those who are your cold market will take longer. Make a statement like, “The next step”, or possibly “Our relationship is getting stronger”. Get your prospect to think.
  4. Use reverse psychology. It’s funny how people think, but using a headline like “Don’t open this email” is sure to get you an open. It’s just the trick of the mind, but it gets attention. This may not ALWAYS be ideal, but it may be a headline for an email you keep in your back pocket.

There are numerous ways to get attention from prospects, but the content you create with your blog, your videos, and your podcasts mean everything.

There are so many ways to experience success with headlines and with other online marketing methods. However, your headlines in emails, sales letters, and other written content or video titles accounts for 90% of traffic.

Would you like to learn more about these powerful marketing techniques that I learned from Tim Erway?

Take a look HERE at how to get your prospects to read your sales letter without asking friends and family to buy anything from you, or without bribing people to listen to you about your business opportunity.

 

 

The ONE Way to Recruit Rejection FREE!

Did you know that there is an easy way to recruit rejection free?

Starting a business of any kind is NOT easy, but when you start a business based from network marketing or direct sales you have to row a little harder to get started.

This means that finding out how to recruit without rejection is even more valuable for you. It’s easy to want to talk to anyone and everyone out of desperation, but what if you could just get people to talk to you?

What if you could stress less, and use a simple method that would give you leads that are qualified?

What if you were able to get people following you and seeking you out, so that you didn’t have to feel as though you are chasing people down and all but begging them to buy your product or join your team?

It’s true that most folks in network marketing feel this way. That can all come to an end if you know what to do. There is ONE fantastic method you can use to make it happen.

It takes work, but in the end, it is the most fruitful thing you could ever learn to do.

Today, I am going to share with you this ONE, end-all-be-all method to building relationships and recruiting the right folks to build your new business and recruit rejection free.

Recruit Rejection Free by Being Attractive

Can you recall the last time you went on a date?

Okay, I am NOT trying to be funny, but I want you to think about it. Do you remember how important it was for you to look and feel attractive?

Chances are, if you have been married for many years, you probably remember the styles that were considered “in” at that time.

You probably remember what made you feel and look attractive, and most likely, you have conversations about what is considered to be attractive today.

You’ll want to think about this with your prospects today for your business. What MUST you do to be attractive to your prospects?

Here are some important points to remember.

  1. It’s all about THEM. If you want to attract others, don’t make it about yourself. Sure, you’ll pitch at some point, but constant pitching or telling people what’s in it for you doesn’t work. If you want to be successful, tell your prospects how you can solve THEIR problem. Tell them what is in it for them.
  2. Be transparent. The worst thing going in network marketing and with online marketers in any arena is the lack of transparency. Remember, when marketing online, most folks will not have the opportunity to meet you personally. Business is still all about relationships, so when you put the emphasis on sharing what you know rather than hoarding information, your audience will be super grateful. Share your life experiences with them, and share your passion, and what made you choose to do what you’re doing today. This is a big part of how to recruit rejection free.
  3. Be excited! Excitement is contagious, and it’s important when you share that along with the other two points. If your prospects can see that you are excited about what you’re doing, they will want to be a part of it too. Get excited and stay excited and positive.
  4. ALWAYS offer to help others. Everyone reaches their limit, and at some point we all need help. If you focus on extending your help to others, they will remember you and they will see you out when they need help. Always be kind to others, and fashion it so that it’s difficult for people to forget you!

There are so many ways that you can impact others, and if you want to recruit rejection free, follow the above principles and you’ll have massive success.

6 Techniques You MUST Use to Get Targeted Traffic Online

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If you want to get targeted traffic online there are several things you’ll have to do to get off to a good start. Most of these steps are pretty basic, and if you didn’t know this information already you need to learn it now.

What does it take to get to the right customer and get them to buy from you ONLY?

The key term here is “target marketing“, and unless you know exactly who your customer is you’ll have no idea how to create a marketing campaign.

What if I told you that you could absolutely know how to get targeted traffic online without any problem whatsoever?

Today, I am going to share with you what I learned from the 10-Minute Traffic Machine, and how you can easily duplicate what I am doing to boost my online traffic and get massive results.

Learn Basic Steps to Get Targeted Traffic Online

What do you have to do in order to drive traffic easier and get amazing results online?

It’s easier than you think.

BUT…..

It does take work.

There are some basic steps you should implement to get off on the right foot.

  1. Create a blog and use targeted keywords. So, everyone has a blog these days, but most importantly, it’s vital that you have a blog that speaks to your audience. A blog that speaks to one specific audience will be the blog that wins the day. Use targeted keywords as well, and those keywords are known as long-tail keywords. Getting your site to perform well is easy when you use these long-tail keywords. If you focus on this ONE area, you will be able to spend less on link building, and that will save you a lot of time as well. When using keywords like this to target your audience, this means that you’ll also get more organic traffic.
  2. Target more than keyword for each page. Focus on 3-5! One keyword will NOT do it. Keywords need to be targeted, and they should be numerous. The focus should be to rank for more than one keyword. When you take 3 to 5 keywords and use those to rank, you’ll get better results. Using multiple keywords consistently will give you consistent traffic each month. It’s a win-win situation for your blog!
  3. Comments are king with do-follow comments. What in the world is do-follow? It is time-consuming, but it is important that you look for blogs that focus on the same topic as yours. The idea here is to leave a thoughtful comment. Read the material, so be careful that you spend the time and make the effort to do this the right way. As you read the material from fellow bloggers or those you would like to do business with, you’ll be able to leave your link. The magic of do-follow comments is that they create a natural and organic backlink with the keyword you would like to rank for. Those who are using it today are getting as many as 70,000 page views within 30 days or just over, and they get targeted traffic online.
  4. Get an expert to write a guest blog post. Have you considered inviting some to write a guest blog post on your blog? When you can enlist the help of experts it can be a great way to attract the right readers and other experts. This is also considered a link-building method, increasing your page rank and your SERP’s as well. You’ll still want to remain focused on those long-tail keywords.
  5. Join the forums and participate. Remember, regardless of which methods you choose it’s all about RELEVANCE. You absolutely must seek out discussion on content that is relevant to what you are trying to rank for. Posting inside forums is a great idea for ANY campaign, but stay focused on the task at hand. Relevance wins the day. The key for this? Dedicate a small portion of each day to this, and find 1 or 2 good forums that are expert forums that really lend credence to your craft and what you are promoting.
  6. Submit articles, submit, submit. Okay, so article sites have been popular for awhile, and they still are. You don’t have to find hundreds of these, but maybe a few that you really like. Opt for those that are the most professional, and you are more likely to get targeted traffic online. Focus on writing good quality content, and you’ll be sure to increase your visibility and position yourself for being known as an expert.

There are so many ways to get your name out there, and to get brand recognition. It’s okay to use multiple sites for articles and to get more conversions, but keep in mind that focusing on your website overall is important.

If you would like to learn more about how you can “get targeted traffic online”, you’ll want to check out the Traffic Machine, a trusted resource that taught me everything I know and use today.

 

How to Become a Top Social Media Recruiter

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Do you want to become a top social media recruiter?

I am NOT talking about recruiting someone to run your social media, but I am talking about using social media to recruit for your business.

The old days of chasing down friends and family no longer work, and using that old-fashioned method could turn people off from even hanging out with you.

I get it. You feel like they will join you because they love you right? (You gotta love family right?)

Don’t count on them joining you, in fact, friends and family are the LAST folks you should be talking to about your business.

Social media isn’t just for sharing pictures of your dog or cat, or even your children! Social media is for so much more, and that so much more is to find those real winners for your business.

These are the folks that want to start a business of their own, and they want to be their own boss, and more importantly, they want to seek out a dynamic opportunity.

How do you get there?

Today, I am going to share with you WHY there is such a social media frenzy, still today, and how you can take advantage of it to grow your business one person at a time.

Become a Top Social Media Recruiter with Baby Steps

Did you know that it’s fairly simple to recruit using social media?

Social media is all about being….well, social. However, it is also a great way to connect with others and network for business.

Today, I am going to share some truths with you about what you should be doing to get your start. Here are the simple steps to getting started.

  1. Choose one platform and learn it inside and out. Facebook is the primary social platform individuals and businesses seem to love, but it pays to learn one inside and out before you move onto the next. Facebook is easy to use, but it has some complex features. Learn it from step one, and as you study it do not skip even the most basic of features. They are all important. Study the business manager feature, how to run ads, and watch YouTube videos if it helps you understand it better. Take it one step at a time to make sure that you fully understand it before you move onto the next feature.
  2. Attend as MANY webinars as possible. Experts in social media hold webinars on a regular basis, and there are numerous resources available with some offering recorded webinars on a consistent basis. It depends on who you are following. Research those who teach on social media and you’ll find your options in Google. Research until you find someone you connect with, and then access their information. Most experts offer downloadable PDF’s, as well as EBooks for free or a minimal fee. Either way, you’re sure to find useful information to help get you the training you need.
  3. Market yourself for at least ONE hour a day. Your business depends on you, so this means that you’ll need to put the time and effort in. Just one hour a day, and plan it ahead of time. If you plan ahead, you’ll get more out of your hour, and you’ll get results faster.

There are many methods that you can use to getting results and building your team, but social media is a cornerstone of your business.

Are you ready to start generating leads online with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other platforms? I can share with you in this program that I personally use, how you can become a top social media recruiter, in just one hour a day when you follow this LINK!

 

How to Start Getting Results Online in as Little as 7 Days!

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The ability to level a unique marketing system can help you start getting results online in as little as 7 days. Do you know what this system is?

This unique system, or approach rather, is known as “attraction marketing”.

Why is attraction marketing so important?

Because it is the ONE thing that draws people to you without you preaching at them, without begging people to buy from you, and it has the ability to help you attract your ideal customer.

You can forget posting pictures about stacks of cash, posting photos of your luxury cars or even your gold watches. There is so much more to focusing your efforts on attraction marketing.

If you are new to marketing online, or you would like to learn more about how you can increase your chances of building your business online, you will want to read this article all the way to the end.

You will discover how important it is to attract the right people to your business, and WHY everything you present about yourself matters.

Getting Results Online by Being the Real You

Did you know that your chances of getting results online will double if you FOCUS on being yourself?

You don’t want to be someone your not, especially portraying that image online. It is amazing how many folks building a business online fail to understand this.

Instead of being who they really are, and instead of focusing on teaching people how to be who they should be, they always end up trying to make people look at them as a money-making machine.

Many folks say that is what they want, but the average person just wants to know how they can make it through the day as a parent, and how they can spend more time with their family while producing income.

This means that what matters MOST, is that you focus on identifying with people. If you are single ,then you probably can relate to those who are single.

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Online marketing is now more well-known, and as a result more individuals are working at learning how to market their business online.

The family man or woman does not have a lot of extra time, but what they do want to know is how they can learn this on the fly and then put it into practice.

Implementation has a lot to do with why people NEVER get going.

It is great to learn something, but then you absolutely MUST implement it too. If you don’t take action, someone else will. Before long, they will be living your dream, and they will be happily walking away with your money.

This is what you need to be teaching others.

Learn how to run your online business, and how to market yourself every day for about an hour. Then, implement each thing you learn.

Once you do this and you do it successfully, begin to share your knowledge with others. Until you do this, you’ll still be where you are today, nothing different, and with no more money in your pocket.

Teaching others these same methods could very well be your business in the end.

What do you think you should do in order to attract others?

Getting Results Online Starts Today

You can get results today if you get started.

The key is to come into this with an open mind, so you can begin learning something new. Regardless of what business you own today, or what business you would like to start this can work for you.

Take bite-sized chunks of information, learn it, and then implement it.

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How Mindfulness Meditation Can Reduce Stress for College Students

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Mindfulness Meditation May Help Students Combat High Levels of Stress, Depression

by Susan Donaldson James

When Rob Stephens, a 22-year-old senior, walks into the Mindfulness Room at Carnegie Mellon University, he leaves his homework and stress at the door.

He is surrounded by a waterfall wall, plants, lots of natural light and an open space with cushions on the floor — a 24/7 space is set aside for meditation or just peaceful thinking.

“I definitely think it helps to de-stress,” said Stephens, a global studies major from Atlanta, Georgia. “It’s the time I spend making sure I am OK.”

Mindfulness is as popular at colleges nationwide as it is now at CMU.

“It’s someone giving themselves uninterrupted mental space,” said Stephens. “Some focus on themselves or others. It’s a time to stop and refocus your purpose.”

Studies show the practice may be an antidote to the high levels of stress and depression seen on college campuses.

The American College Health Association found in a 2015 study that more than 85 percent said they “felt overwhelmed” by the demands of college. And a third of all student said stress had a negative effect on their overall academic performance.

Recently, Stephens enjoyed playing with therapy dogs in the mindfulness room.

Some use the time to take a nap, “to reset their brain,” he said. For others it might include meditation, or focused time at the gym or in yoga.

“People can do a lot of mindful things,” Stephens said. “For me, it was time to be with another creature. It doesn’t necessarily have to be in a [yoga] child’s pose.”

‘They have the tools in their pocket’

Mindfulness is also part of a wellness program at Indiana University in Bloomington. In a space at the student union, the health center offers yoga, aromatherapy, massage and guided meditation.

About 8,000 students a year tap into the programs, according to Cathleen Hardy Hansen, Indiana’s director of health and wellness services and an adjunct professor in its school of public health.

“Mindfulness is so vital,” she told NBC News. “It’s being right there in the moment. It helps you be successful in everything you do.”

“College students are under a lot of stress — that’s been a given forever,” she said. “Now, they have the tools in their pocket.”

At the University of Vermont, a popular brain science class begins and ends with mindful meditation.

The class is part of the Wellness Environment (WE) program, where nearly 500 students live in a substance-free dorm with access to yoga and nutrition coaches as well as meditation. Next year UVM expects that number to double.

“Mindfulness can take many forms — meditation, mindful eating, mindful walking, mindful relationships,” said Dr. James Hudziak, chief of child psychiatry at the UVM College of Medicine and program founder.

It can help regulate aggression and impulsivity, as well as improve attention and performance on academic tests.

“It’s weightlifting for the brain,” he told NBC News.

And research backs this up.

‘Meditation training might foster resilience’

A 2016 study published in Biological Psychiatry showed for the first time that mindfulness meditation can actually change the brain, even reducing inflammatory disease risk.

The randomized study recruited unemployed adults and took them to a three-day retreat. Half the group got skill training and did mindful meditation and the other half had a relaxing group activity.

Researchers took brain scans before and after the retreat.

“We know that unemployment is a massive stressor for folks and we wanted to see if mindful meditation could manage that,” said lead author J. David Creswell, who is an associate professor of psychology and the director of the Health and Human Performance Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University.

The researchers did brain scans before and after the experience.

“The folks in both programs loved it,” Creswell told NBC News. “But what we found were changes in how the resting brain was wired in the mindfulness group.”

In those who meditated, scans showed more connections in the stress regulatory areas of the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that manages emotions and attention.

“It suggests how meditation training might foster resilience,” he said.

But are those changes permanent? Scientists don’t know, said Creswell, but a four-month study follow-up suggests, “there is some lasting benefit.”

“Like any other type of behavior, it has a benefit over time, but won’t persist, if we don’t do it,” he said.

But CMU senior Rob Stephens says that for him, he hopes mindfulness will be a lifelong practice.

“You have this one body and this one life to live,” he said. “Especially at a place as rigorous as CMU, we often don’t check in with ourselves. I always make sure to take a moment to see how how I am doing with life.”

“Less stressful people are more successful because they lead more fulfilling lives.”

This article was written and published at the following link-http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/college-game-plan/mindfulness-meditation-may-help-students-combat-high-levels-stress-depression-n759971.