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Making Friends Affirmations

As a matter of fact, once you begin making friends, it in reality is addictive and a lot of fun. The key thing to making friends is being a friend yourself and being real. Remember, the more practice you get, the better you get to be.

Are you Driftwood, on the Sea of Business Building...

Working in a Phone room for 4 years, we used this term, DRIFTWOOD, to describe some of the people we may be talking to. What does it mean? Well quite simply a person that “Would” Drift from program to program chasing after the Pot of Gold Not to say that someone is doing something wrong in their personal search for a great company to partner with, other than they would have done themselves a greater service if they would in...

A Looming Advancement in Artificial Intelligence

One popular term in artificial intelligence is the recursive self-improvement program. According to several studies, recursive self-improvement is “the ability of a mind to genuinely improve upon its own intelligence.”

How my Alexa Ranking Grew and Helped Grow My Busin...

Image via CrunchBase How I improved my Alexa ranking If you’d asked me earlier this year where my Alexa ranking stood for my blog, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you. In fact, I probably would’ve looked at you funny and asked, “What’s an Alexa ranking?” Being the social media fanatic that I am, however, I was hearing enough about Alexa that about four weeks ago I finally took the initiative to find out what it was and...

Focus on the New Year, Building Your Business

I was so inspired to start a post on the the 31st of December.. Sleep got in the way. Then Inspiration started to flow on the first day of the New Year. But.. I spent too much time opening E-mail and following many fine Blog posts in my RSS reader that seemed to say what I was brilliantly Thinking, so the muse escaped again. Transparencies were presented, shocking revelations of mistakes some well known people had made (I...

Top Ways to Build a Profitable List

If you have been considering the opportunity of joining the Internet marketing business, then, most probably you have already encountered the term “profitable list”. Those who have been in the same business for a longer stretch of time surely realize its importance. For certain, they have also tried their luck in doing so. The catch is that some people succeed while others don’t. Actually, the secret to it...

4 Ways to be asked to leave a Mastermind

For those of you who have no clue,  a majority of the You Can Build It Crew have all come together through the Focus Society Mastermind.  We are all of like mind, have similar (but not the same ) goals, have read and enjoyed many of same books, and all help each other and learn from each other. This post was prompted by observations within our community and others of similar make-up and direction.  Some of us have been using...

Is Your Law of Attraction factor Schooling or SWAR...

Interesting discussion at Focus Society Talkshoe EPISODE 250. discussing the Book, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind**, by Joseph Murphy. It made me think about a Discovery Channel show on Swarming and the negative effects caused by this action. You may ask: How does this apply to Networking or MLM. And I hope you do, think about it for a minute. New marketers are typically taught to look for family and friends that could...

Update on Customer Service, The Real Secret to Suc...

Back in March I posted about Customer Service and how it seems to be a Lost Art of Business, especially in this Cyber Age of Impersonal Communication with Computer generated Phone Trees,  automatic generated Mail, and Robot Voices. One of My successful Clients, John Brand, 30 year owner of  Buckaroo Leather has always put Customer Service in priority position in his Family Business. Since John has entered the Internet...

What Social Sites are NOT

Over the years I have had my share of ups and downs in my personal and business use of social networking sites, as I feel that most honest people would confess that some after registering my account I just didn’t come back. There’s a multitude of great networks out there and you can find an audience on all of them and go crazy as you try to manage your workload and build a sustainable work flow of using all of these sites.

Are Your Headlines Killing Your Sales?

What You Need to Know About Headlines Have you ever wondered why some marketing tactics just don’t seem to work for your business? You sit and watch a competitor’s website grow and business soar and you’re just not quite sure how they do it. After all, aren’t all marketing tactics pretty much the same? The answer is a resounding “NO”! Marketing tactics that work are not about rocket science. They are often very simple...

Social Media is Buzzing

I was reading a great blog post by the site Mashable where they posted a post on “How Startups are using Social Media for Real Results“.  The post hit on 4 main points how social media helps small business startups save money and still deliver great value.  Read this great post to find out more. The post fired up my brain cells and I started thinking about all the companies you now see that want you to follow...

Building a Business, Building Recognition or Both?

Building recognition can be a difficult task in the branding process. There are many ways that you build recognition. However, you must start from

Is Everyone Cut out to Build a Business?

When I came on the Internet 13 years ago I was given the impression the whole World Population should be Starting Home Based Businesses. Of course I have spent the past 50 years getting Magazines and Direct Mail promoting the Joys and Freedoms of being an Entrepreneur and Building a Huge Business Empire. But they were nothing compared to the Ads touting Instant Success, No WORK Needed, We do it for you, No selling...

Are You Blogging?

Why don’t you have your own blog? It’s easier than you think!

Are you Dreaming Big Enough?

I posted on a few social networks last week something to the extent, “If your dreams are easy enough that you can do them on your own, then you’re not dreaming big enough”.  The reasoning or logic to only dream to do the things that you KNOW, that YOU can accomplish on YOUR OWN keeps you inside of the warm and fuzzy comfort zone.  The end result of this will be a lack of growth, and the only thing that will...

Use Tools that Best Fit the Job while Building You...

I was a Skilled tradesman for 30 years,  and during my time working as a wood and metal pattern maker for the foundry or cast-able products industry I found that you can build a pattern more than one way , For example If  a blueprint were to be place in front of  five different craftsman I know that the job would get done.  Five  patterns would be made and for the most part using the same tools.  However, the techniques used...

Apprenticeship, Internship or Hands-on Learning

What exactly does it take to ‘teach’ someone? What does it take to ‘learn’ a strategy, process or tactic? While most people get knowledge and skills through their own experiences, there are times when you have to look to people for knowledge. This is where the concept of apprenticeship enters the picture. Let’s dig deeper and get a better understanding. Apprenticeship is a system of training an...

Is your Plate Too Full Building Your Business?

I am Overwhelmed! I don’t have any Time! These comments are heard daily from Business Builders expressing frustration of “having Too Full a Plate”. Why this Phenomena? I believe this Rapidly changing, information glutted, internet environment has been partly at fault. With the Real Time Postings and Social media tools, one is constantly  informed about the Successes of everyone else and How quickly fortunes...

Can You Build a Business from Your Home?

OK, OK , before everyone jumps up with a Loud Shout YES, let’s take a moment and find out why the question. I basically have been in a “Home Based Business” for the past 45 years, even though I have occasionally had away from home offices, I tried to stay away as much as possible.  Always had Great reliable Staff… Actually if you don’t, there is no reason to have ANY Staff. I asked the question...

Customer Service, the Foundation of Successful Bus...

Customer Service, Oh My Gosh is it a lost art? My brief 67 year history has proved to me that Customer Service is the Cornerstone of any successful Business Building Foundation. Actually experiments have proved to my clients that increased Customer Service Expense has produced more Sales and Profit , than increased Advertising for “new Customers”. Those who grasp the Business mindset realize the power of the...

Your BALANCE SHEET, Life and Business

Winding to the end of the First month of the New Year still finds me working on Plans for 2010. Looking at last year’s Balance Sheet has been helpful in projecting the desire Increase for 2010…. But how many of us spend time studying another important component of  Building Your Business, The Balance Sheet of Life. “Life without balance can cost you your relationships. Life without balance can cost you your...

Fox News, Elderly Entrepreneurs Thrive

Older Americans took more entrepreneurial risks in 2008 while their younger counterparts took fewer. In Photos: 6 Pieces of Advice From Successful 60+ Entrepreneurs New research shows that entrepreneurial behavior among older Americans (44-99) rose significantly in 2008. Younger adults in the 18-44 age range — traditionally the hotbed of US entrepreneurial activity — reduced their entrepreneurial activity in...

Building Your Web Business and The IRS

The IRS (Internal revenue Service) is a subject most don’t want to think about, but on our Webinar this past Saturday, one of our active Members, Mark Hultgren, spilled the beans about his recent Audit and offered some very important information to everyone involved in the Home Based Business Activity and Internet marketing. It has amazed me, for the past 5 years meeting so many here on the Internet, how few people...

Relationship Skills Build Strong Businesses Not Ju...

It is true that sales produce the profits that we need. The MLM, multi level marketing and network marketing heavy hitters may tell you there are two important things YOU MUST learn to recruit, recruit and go recruit . They will also tell you that you must learn to sell, sell, and go sell. While it is true that MLM and network marketing systems rely on distributors and products. We are in the people business. Yes there I...