Thursday, November 30, 2017

Learn to Lead & Inspire Your Teams - Kim Nugent, Ed.D





If you own your own business or even if you're solo, on your own, you get bombarded almost daily from people urging you to take their leadership course or read their leadership book. It's become so prevalent that I avoid them all. Ah ha! Except this one. Step-by-step, week-by-week, in small bites I can handle, I can begin to understand that it's about who I'm BEING as a leader that trumps what I think I need to DO. As I tell my clients, "What you say and what you do, in and of itself is insufficient to make a difference as a powerful leader". And my friend Dr. Kim Nugent takes it one step further as she challenges you through the steps in how to BE an exceptional leader. It's all in the amazing conversation you'll find in this book. -- Daniel F. Prosser, CEO Mentor and Best-Selling Author of THIRTEENERS
 

52 Weeks to Exceptional Leadership is a practical and inspirational guide for leaders and managers. It is a business book for those who have the responsibility for developing talent in their departments and organizations. If you are that forward-thinking leader or a manager, this book is for you! As you integrate your company's resources,impart your experience, inspire with your philosophy, with this book by your side, you can confidently add enthusiasm and results to your performance. This book will walk you step-by-step each week for the first year to build upon the talent and strengths of the individuals you manage or lead. This guide adds real structure to your management strategies, saves you time, money and gives you a weekly topic for your coaching calls or meetings. Inside you will find a weekly journal page to record your actions, reflections, and areas for improvement.
 
     Inside the book, Dr. Kim Nugent gives you the opportunity to read and address one practical strategy per week for one year. Use this book for self-improvement or as a guide in developing new leaders, managers in any organization. Kim advises that after you implement each strategy, make notes in the provided journal space about what worked and what could be improved. She attests that this weekly practice will become a habit. Inside this book,you will find fifty-two strategies to build a strong foundation in the area of leadership development. This practical guide assists you in enhancing the exceptional skills and talents you bring to the position or as part of your mentoring new leadership talent.
 
You can indeed read topics in random order, based on your immediate priorities and concerns. Try not to read the whole book and put it away. If your preferred learning style is to read the entire book for the framework, context, and content, that is fine. But make sure to go back and re-read one-strategy-a-week and complete each journal page to further reflect on your implementation of the strategy with your team. That is where you will find the treasure and the real value of this book.

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Kim Nugent, Ed.D.
Kijo Consulting, LLC




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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Become an exceptional leader one week at a time.





Become an exceptional leader one week at a time.
If you own your own business or even if you're solo, on your own, you get bombarded almost daily from people urging you to take their leadership course or read their leadership book. It's become so prevalent that I avoid them all. Ah ha! Except this one. Step-by-step, week-by-week, in small bites I can handle, I can begin to understand that it's about who I'm BEING as a leader that trumps what I think I need to DO. As I tell my clients, "What you say and what you do, in and of itself is insufficient to make a difference as a powerful leader". And my friend Dr. Kim Nugent takes it one step further as she challenges you through the steps in how to BE an exceptional leader. It's all in the amazing conversation you'll find in this book. -- Daniel F. Prosser, CEO Mentor and Best-Selling Author of THIRTEENERS
52 Weeks to Exceptional Leadership is a practical and inspirational guide for leaders and managers. It is a business book for those who have the responsibility for developing talent in their departments and organizations. If you are that forward-thinking leader or a manager, this book is for you! As you integrate your company's resources,impart your experience, inspire with your philosophy, with this book by your side, you can confidently add enthusiasm and results to your performance. This book will walk you step-by-step each week for the first year to build upon the talent and strengths of the individuals you manage or lead. This guide adds real structure to your management strategies, saves you time, money and gives you a weekly topic for your coaching calls or meetings. Inside you will find a weekly journal page to record your actions, reflections, and areas for improvement.
 
     Inside the book, Dr. Kim Nugent gives you the opportunity to read and address one practical strategy per week for one year. Use this book for self-improvement or as a guide in developing new leaders, managers in any organization. Kim advises that after you implement each strategy, make notes in the provided journal space about what worked and what could be improved. She attests that this weekly practice will become a habit. Inside this book,you will find fifty-two strategies to build a strong foundation in the area of leadership development. This practical guide assists you in enhancing the exceptional skills and talents you bring to the position or as part of your mentoring new leadership talent.
 
You can indeed read topics in random order, based on your immediate priorities and concerns. Try not to read the whole book and put it away. If your preferred learning style is to read the entire book for the framework, context, and content, that is fine. But make sure to go back and re-read one-strategy-a-week and complete each journal page to further reflect on your implementation of the strategy with your team. That is where you will find the treasure and the real value of this book.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

If just one person cares...




If just one person cares...
Take a ride with JohnEgreek as he journeys to the Old Country in fulfillment of a childhood promise made to his grandparents, the Patriarch and Matriarch of his family. His travels take him to a former communist country, once run by a dictator who in 1967 declares their Motherland, Atheist. His grandmother, insightful and deeply spiritual guides him throughout his lifetime as he himself opens to the reality of something higher than himself.

What happens along the way is a surreal journey and a deeply rooted experience? Travel with him and his pseudo family, as they discover the avenue to his soul and the recipe to Grandma's Secret Blessings, bestowed upon him while she is alive and long after she is gone. 
Take a ride with JohnEgreek as he travels to a former communist country, once run by a dictator who in 1967 declares their Motherland, Atheist. His grandmother, insightful and deeply spiritual guides him throughout his lifetime as he himself opens to the reality of something higher than himself.

What happens along the way is a surreal journey and a deeply rooted experience. Travel with him and his pseudo family, as they discover the avenue to his soul and the recipe to Grandma's Secret Blessings, bestowed upon him while she is alive and long after she is gone. 
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Never Ignore Your Dream by Carolyn Howard-Johnson







I once read an article/editorial from Jeff Rivers, an expert in writing query letters in the late, great Dan Poynter’s newsletter. It was titled “What I Learned from Janet Evanovich: Write for your Audience.” It is hard to argue with experts like Jeff and Janet. But I do disagree-or at least mostly disagree.
Certainly, authors like Evanovich and James Patterson have done very well for themselves and for their readers by “Writing for Your Audience.” And maybe they followed their hearts and gathered their audience along the way. When that’s the case, it is a risk to take a path going in a different direction from the one an audience expects. John Grisham did that with A Painted House and his courtroom drama readers weren’t much taken with it.
I was, though. Very taken.

I became a stronger fan of his work. And it’s my theory that Painted House was the novel that had been lying inside his little writers’ soul all the time. That it brought him pleasure to write it. Maybe that it kept his writing passion alive. Maybe that brought more readers into his circle of avid fans.
So, maybe sticking to your audience’s tastes too long is also a risk. Or maybe starting out with a project designed only to please others and not your creative self would doom you to be a short-lived author. Maybe an author needs to occasionally open a new door and let the beam of passion light the work they are doing.

I do a bit of acting and learned from a dedicated actor who taught new actors that new actors give the director not what they think he or she wants, but to give of themselves—to give what they feel is best to give. But life has thrown me mixed messages. When I was a retailer, I certainly learned that one couldn’t “buy for oneself” when it came to selecting merchandise for my store. When I did, I very often brought whatever I brought home because my customers wouldn’t buy it.  See my books on retailing at http://howtodoitfrugally.com.

But back to writing!

That same balanced note is a good one for writers to follow, too. They must keep their audience in mind. As an example, they must trust their audience to be readers. They, after all, have been reading their whole lives. So we authors don’t want to insult them. And certainly, authors should do the research necessary to avoid writing the same book someone else has written.

Still, there is another side of the coin and here it is:

When you write for yourself, your audience will follow. Do not mistake this for advice that writers go off willy-nilly with no training in craft, no awareness of rules (which we may then choose to break). But we must love what we do to be successful. Find your voice and your passion. Keep at it. Keep learning more about both writing and the publishing industry as a whole.  Market your work.  Do all that and an audience will find you. Your audience will find you.
You can do that once and you can do it all over again if you don’t mind the risk. Risk of getting less income than you’re used to getting with whatever you wrote when you garnered that first audience. Risk of teeing off some of your original readers who came to you with preconceived expectations.
I’m an eternal optimist. I believe we can balance the two philosophies. But I also see some real danger for the author (or beginning writer who still feels uncomfortable calling herself an “author”) who denies his or her dream and considers only what she figures someone else wants of him or hear or—worse—what she has been told will “sell.”.
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~Carolyn Howard-Johnson is an award-winning novelist, poet, and writer of short stories. A many-genered author, if you will. She is also the author of the multi award-winning series of HowToDoItFrugally series of book for writers including The Frugal Editor (http://bit.ly/FrugaEditor),, How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically: The ins and outs of using free reviews to build and sustain a writing career (http://bit.ly/GreakBkReviews)  and the much applauded The Frugal Book Promoter (http://bit.ly/FrugalBookPromo). The first two are in their second editions and the third was published in 2016. Learn more about all of her work at http://howtodoitfrugally.com. and come tweet with her @frugalbookpormo. 


Liberate your essence




Liberate your essence
Love is the whisper from your soul... 
Are you listening and connected?
Love is Why You Are Here
     
     Answer the call, step upon the path, connect to your heart and soul, and live your true essence. Held within Wendy's personal journey and the divine guidance she received are the tools to speed-up your process of transformation.      
 
    Through the heart guided practices you will integrate the truth of your inner-being into your outer life to become the person you were meant to be.

     The Divine guidance within was specifically transmitted to help accelerate transformation and increase one's capacity to know and live their essence.

     This book can assist you in discovering how to:
  •       Create a lasting connection to your heart, soul, and spirit so you can live more authentically from your essence.
  •       Learn how your future transformed heart can assist your current heart to pull you through time to your future evolved self.
  •       Receive Mother Mary's messages and transmissions of love as she shares her wisdom and great love directly with you.
     Love - Liberating Your Essence provides a path to healing and transformation. It is designed to quicken your personal growth. Use it as a handbook to activate your best life.


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Monday, November 20, 2017

The Future of Social Media That You Must Know by Louis Martin






How marketing channels will change this year? The social media platforms are constantly evolving around the needs and preferences of the customers. These networks help people to connect with other people around everywhere who then build a personal connection with each others. The basic purpose of social media is to build a brand and increase its visibility. Some research studies show that social media has been an integral communication platform for majority of the users and we have over 2 billion active social media users. Few research stats says that,
·         81% of millennial check Twitter at least once per day.
·         The female Instagram users are comparatively more than men. Its 38% vs. 26%.
·         Instagram is considered to be the largest social network for the teenagers.
So what is in for social media this year? The ongoing social media practices for this and few upcoming years are:
The Era of Messaging Apps
That is pretty strange, but this year social messaging applications have taken over the place of social networks. In fact, social messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, SnapChat, Instagram have more users than the big social networks: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Most businesses have now started taking advantage of the presence of huge audiences based on social media platforms and are already taking benefits of messaging platforms like when you click on an ad it takes you the Page or the chat window of the respective brand. The brands have started to realize the value of social messaging apps and networks to have a good presence there by direct communication with the users.
The News Time
This year and so on more and more people especially the millennials are turning towards the social media as their main source of news instead of newspapers, radio or television. Get a grip on the social media to share your voice all over.
Facebook Live Is Alive
It is no more about the daily post or creating unique content; social media is now taking it to the higher level by showing up everything in real time with live videos, a better way to stay connected to the online users. Social videos have much more engagement than any other content format and have been responsible for much growth on Facebook-Live. Not only this, Facebook live videos are covering major events for the people who are not able to attend it.
What Twitter Has In The Future
We have heard the demise of Twitter lately, but the algorithms update suggest us to use Twitter to reach out to people openly, rather than only as a medium to just broadcast your message to everyone. Twitter is at its boom connecting millions of users with simple hashtags.
Paid Advertisements Are Booming
Though Google prefers organic reach the most over the next few years but there are a large number of highly paid marketing campaigns is in the trend. The companies have already experienced the potential of paid marketing which is reaping good results. Most website design companies are into paid advertisements via all social networks. It is predictable that in the next few years, there will be a much larger number of highly paid marketing campaigns. Companies have already practiced the potential of paid marketing and many are jumping the bandwagon. Reflecting the fact the social media platforms will reduce the organic visibility of the brands while letting them have exclusively paid rights to the social media.
Obligating Video Advertisement
With improvements in the internet quality, it is now the high time for GIFs and videos to gain popularity over the social media marketing. Visuals are always appealing than written content, and so brands are making videos to rule the internet world. Companies are also working with the idea of virtual reality and augmented reality to give their potential clients a better feel for what is in store for them.
Chatbots
Every single thing is over the chatbots now. As soon as you go to a Facebook page, chatbots are ever ready to assist the online users. This quick communication with the users over social media apps or networks have made the marketing struggle of the brands much easier as before.
What You Have For 2017?
Just posting content directly would be considered as rented and you will not be having control over the outcome whereas putting in fresh content in words, videos and posts are deemed to be owned and give you good control over the content to make a strong brand’s performance.

About Loius Martin:
As a Marketing Manager, Loius approaches Digital Marketing not only as a profession but a creative thinking process. He knows well to connect all the points of a brand and make it appear well. With a passion for writing about content marketing, design and development he has been writing blogs since time. Get more of his articles @loiusmartin1


CONTEST – No Fee Poetry


Prize: Autographed copy of I Passed This Way by Patricia Crandall (a book of poetry), plus a best seller (of your choice) under $25.00.

Write a poem about nature. The poem needs to be under 32 lines or it won’t be accepted. Keep it clean. Any style.

Judges:
Patricia Crandall, author of Melrose, Then and Now, a historical volume, I Passed This Way, a poetry collection, The Dog Men, a thriller, Tales of an Upstate New York Bottle Miner, non-fiction, and Pat's Collectibles, a collection of short stories. She is writing a y/a thriller about child sex trafficking titled The Red Gondola and the Cova.

Linda Barnett-Johnson, Virtual Assistant for authors. She writes for Writers on the Move, has been published on Long Story Short and other online ezines as well as a story in The Color Gallery, an anthology of World’s Great Short Stories. She enjoys writing short stories and poetry.

The contest starts now, so get your creative writing caps on.

Please post it on Patricia Crandall’s Author Page – https://www.facebook.com/pcrandall123
The contest will end December 31, 2017. The winning poem will be announced January 31, 2018


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Grow your business in days not years





Grow your business in days not years
Just love it. Started reading Own Your Value and I am  ALREADY MOTIVATED!  I have truly enjoy working with you and will be putting you on next project with me immediately! Thank you for everything you have done with my customers and me.  —Tricia Verbois, Enterprise Account Manager, Cisco

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In Own Your Value, you get a ring-side seat to meet more than 40 innovators who are friends, clients, and supporters. Their stories from our field experience are examples of real-world experiences you can relate to that are relevant to your challenges.  You will walk alongside them through the four levels of our proven research based model, the Flow Value Model. By applying this model to our work over the last 15 years, we're able to give you insight for immediate action.
 
These innovators are the real heroes, and this is a small part of their heroes' journey toward success. 
 
As you move through their journey, you will feel their excitement and experience the feelings of enthusiasm, fear, joy, and success. You will then Own Your Value, and see how it can help you be successful and make the connection to your life, community, and career!

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