So what new reviews on Empower Network did I discover that weekend last October?
The good news is that I know David and I know that his primary interest is in helping the people of the world…
I was surprised that they never did raise the price of that $297 product, a 5-webinar video series, because it has expanded with tons more information since I purchased it in the launch of 2013. ..
And, of course, the event was inspiring to see first-hand all the people who are making money with this thing…
So to really find out what new reviews on Empower Network I can report, I simply stuck it out and continued to watch as the new “blog from your phone” platform continued to evolve…
However, this is intended to give you current reviews on Empower Network since the re-launch of the “Blog Beast” last October…
1) Smart Phone Friendly
2) A complete overhaul of the billing system.
3) New Core Video Series
Now it’s different.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s offered in the extended Empower Network training videos:
2) How to coach new members
3) “Drivin’ Peeps Dominating Traffic” (with Vick Strizheus)
4) “Makin’ Money Blog Income” (with Justin Verengia)
5) “Say What? Blog Topics” (with Aaron Rashkin)
6) “Get ‘em talking Viral Traffic” (with Dave Sharpe)
Wow, now that I just looked at that long list – I gotta watch those again!
And, another thing I really love about it is that they don’t just preach “sell Empower Network” over and over – the examples they use are average businesses that people might want to take online –
…so they teach you how to take your business online – whatever it is!
Finding a career you love can be challenging in itself, since most of us don’t even know what we want out of life….
Now, I know that money isn’t everything – but if you wind up in a career that pays a salary you know you can’t live on, then what’s the point?
My bleak (but true) story above should help you realize that just finding something you like to do isn’t enough these days (or apparently, not even in the 70’s!)….
Finding a career you love – where to start:
Ah, but that’s why you don’t want to put the cart before the horse here…
In fact, here’s a study where they took 1500 to find out who would become millionaires in business and why…
Those 83 people who became millionaires, although very different from each other, all had only one thing in common: They all were working in a field that they felt passionate about…
So if that doesn’t convince you to invest your time in finding a career you love, here’s another story…
Joe asked her what she liked to do….
As bleak as some might believe is our probability for making an honest income these days, we actually are extremely fortunate to be living in these times where anyone can sell anything on the internet….
Long story short, the young got her own domain “strippeddownguitar.com” and began making thousands each month selling this simple little e-book….
It happened to her, and it can happen to you….
The training videos that come with the blogging platform are equipped to teach you exactly how to do that… step by step…
Aging gracefully will just come naturally for me, I used to think…
But then I looked in the mirror, and the “victim” side of me saw what I had been avoiding to see for years … and I started to whine, “oh, I wish I would have appreciated my firm body when I had it – now I’ll never get that body back, and my eyes will always have those unsightly wrinkles – my arms are sagging like my mother’s arms used to – I can’t remember everyone’s phone number like I used to – why am I finding my keys in the refrigerator? – I wish I could be 16 again”….
…. And then the wiser part of me interrupted… “Oh, Nancy, shut up! You don’t want those days back again. Those were the days of insecurity, of believing you were never pretty enough or smart enough to get that job or that man you wanted, the days of one missed opportunity after the next. Those were the days you’d cry yourself to sleep over the slightest misfortune; those were the days before you were strong.”
And, I was right. Even the pictures of myself look better today than the those of the shy insecure teenager. I might have a few more wrinkles and sagging boobs, but at least I’m not clueless!
This is because aging gracefully has to do with knowing yourself in a way that only comes with experience…
People who find themselves and grow deeper have a tendency to age gracefully because the depth is so incredibly powerful that it doesn’t hold a candle to firm and pretty. Consider listening to Joni Mitchell’s voice as a mature woman and compare it to the high sweet soprano of her younger years. Different, yes, but her mature voice has more to it than just reaching lower notes. There’s an invisible depth to our newer material that helps you feel the emotion.
Aging is inevitable for those of us who are lucky enough to reach those senior years, but aging gracefully has to do with growing deeper as we grow older… and that can only be achieved when you grow to know the inner self. If you choose the path of least resistance, then you will age by growing and looking older, and you’ll feel the aches and pains that come with age. But if you choose to see the “birth” of middle age as the new adolescence (only without the pimples and insecurities), then this is the time for you to shine!
Why does aging gracefully have to be something that’s difficult?
We all tend to act in the way we believe others see us, which is to portray the false self. This type of behavior, when we repeat it year after year, is what we believe we are. And it’s that false “belief” that destroys us as we get older.
When I was young, I used to say “yes” to doing fun things. Planning wasn’t necessary, just get a call from a friend, and I’m on my way! But then as I grew older, I got into the habit of saying “no”, because more responsibilities came into my life. “No, I have to get back to my daughter who’s waiting for me at home” – “No, I have to get up early for work tomorrow” …
… And the more I continued to say “no”, the more it became a habit. Aging, for those of us who are lucky enough to do it, is inevitable. But aging gracefully is only for those who grow to know themselves.
Because, once you get in touch with your inner self and purpose, then is the time you can help others. You know all those hardships you’ve gone through that you believe has aged you? You know – the divorce, the substance abuse, your husband’s substance abuse, the verbal and physical abuse you’ve gone though, the lost jobs, the bankruptcy – all of that is a huge asset to you now. Because look at you – you’ve come out the other side and you’re still standing!
Now is the time to let others know that there’s hope – and hope for the future is all controlled by your thoughts.
What’s the matter? Don’t believe that you have the power to think away your troubles? Let me give you an example of something that may have kept you from aging gracefully….
Remember those nights you couldn’t sleep because you were worrying – so focused on your kids and what they might be into – or worrying if your husband who’s late from work is stopping by a bar and getting drunk – or maybe he’s found someone else! All those thoughts had a tendency to manifest greater problems in your life.
Now that I look back and remember my first husband and how he abused me, my second husband who committed suicide, my bankruptcy, my husband’s loss of work and acquired disability – I realize that it gives me new power to inspire those who might be going through what I’ve survived.
I tell everyone that life is better after 50 – but that’s because I’ve made it better. I don’t allow those “worry thoughts” (the same as negative meditation) to control my life in a negative way. Now I use positive thoughts to change the way I look at things. And you know what? When I change the way I look at things, the things I look at change!
Now is the time to let your inner self shine and peel away that nasty false self that you used to believe was you!
If you’re still not sure how to find the inner self and discover your passion, you might try what I’ve done and continue to do. I’ve been able to find my inner passion through blogging and meditation. Fortunately, I’ve found an online “team” that teaches personal development as well as how to make money online though blogging.
If you’re interested in choosing to age gracefully by growing emotionally with a passion to help others… if you’d rather not take the path of least resistance and simply grow old, then you’ll be interested in watching this inspirational video that shows how people of all walks of life and all ages are coming together to change the world – with team “Be the Change”. Click here to watch the video and prepare to be inspired!
People always make promises to themselves for the coming year… “promises” never kept… so if you ask me about the best New Year resolution, it’s not a “resolution”, but a solid commitment to change…
So what’s the best New Year Resolution, and what do I mean by “madness”?
It seems like I’ve gotten all too familiar with just “taking gift orders” from my family….
Oh, but of course, you can’t just get the console without a $60 game to go with it! So I paid top dollar again for only Gran Turismo game (and yes, that too was overpriced before Christmas!)…
We found out Christmas day that the game wouldn’t work in the PS4….
This is where I decided to stop being a wussy and fight back…
Resolution: I sold it on E-Bay and got my money back!
And that revealed a whole new side of myself for the coming year…
We live in a selfish, every man for himself world, so it’s time to get tough…
But the badass me decided to bring homemade prepared food for the party….
Situation: My husband gets a $50 gift card from his brother, and I get a $10 scarf (this kind of thing has continued to happen for years)…
Situation: We continue to pay $200 a month to our cable provider, and even the movies we watch are interrupted with commercials for more “pay-per-view” movies to they can get even more money!
Situation: My mortgage payment went up by $138 each month, and last year it went up by $200 a month.
The new badass me will be saving money on the cable bill and making money listing items I don’t need on E-bay.
The term “resolution” is supposed to mean “resolving” a situation, yet all too often the wussy in us merely gives lip service to the self who continues just going through the steps of the hum drum life.
I say screw New Year resolutions; it’s time for real change! Who’s with me?
What are the hidden weird brain tricks of successful people?
Weird brain tricks are in your subconscious…
So what other weird brain tricks have been working in the background of my mind?
So having said that, there actually is a way that YOU can actually reprogram your brain for success using weird brain tricks…
So exactly what “weird brain tricks” am I talking about here?
But how can you hang around successful people when all your friends are penny pinchers?
You might have already heard about the goal setting theory of visualization. And, this technique actually has been proven to work with athletes who practice achieving their goals only in their mind, and their results improve every time.
As Napoleon Hill said, “whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
But what about the goal setting theory for financial goal setting?
Why does this system sometimes work for some but not others? Actually, there are three reasons why this might not work for you:
Your mind will not allow you to succeed any further than your self-image permits. Compare your goal of making $5000 per month online with the successful athlete who practices pitching in his mind. The difference here is that the athlete in the above illustration already sees himself as a pitcher. He identifies with himself as a pitcher, and if someone were to ask him what he does, he’d say “I’m a pitcher”.
Now, ask yourself honestly, if someone asked you what you do, even though you might be working diligently towards that $5000 monthly online income goal, how would you answer? However you identify yourself when someone asks what you do is what you believe yourself to be.
When you set a goal, you must see an accurate picture of what you believe to be possible. For example, if you’re goal is “I want to make money online”, that’s not specific enough. Even the goal, “I want to make $5000 monthly online” really isn’t enough. It has to have real feeling in it. Money, in itself, if not reason enough for anyone to focus hard enough to achieve success in financial goal setting. It has to be more like “I will make $5000 monthly, quit my job, work only two hours a day from home and enjoy sailing daily”.
Put some life into your goal so you can have a reward for yourself. I don’t know about you, but every time I get a raise, I hardly feel it because the money just seems to evaporate just as fast as it always did. This is why you need to set a goal with a real reward with something you know you love.
Sometimes goals are “forced” upon us, even though it’s not our idea for the goal to be set. I remember living with my parents when they always wanted me to lose weight and my Mom decided when I was going to go on a diet. Her ideas, of course, were entirely inconsistent with what I wanted. Sure, I wanted to lose weight, but I also loved to eat and it was only when I decided to go on a diet for myself and it was MY idea that it ever worked. Similar goals are set for employees with the hopes of creating a sense of competition and morale, yet many fall short of their goals because it’s really not their idea in the first place and their heart isn’t behind it.
Furthermore, as I mentioned above, no matter what the goal is or who sets it, it is entirely unachievable if it is above and beyond what the self-image can accept.
So what do you do when your self- image gets in the way of your goal setting theory for achieving success?
The trick is to not visualize the “get” goal. Instead, visualize the “be” goal. No matter what you desire is to achieve, imagine what kind of person would most likely achieve that kind of success.
For example, if you’re a shy wallflower who wants to learn how to make money online, take a look at the people who are actually succeeding and study their actions. These are the goal setting actions you will need to visualize. Envision yourself acting like these people. Set your goal setting actions to strengthen your skills to be more like theirs.
Goal setting theory for achieving the goal “to be”….
Engage in activities that will push you past your comfort zone enough to stretch you to become the person you believe can achieve that kind of financial success.
Once you believe that kind of person is you, then you’re ready to envision the outcome.
Many people on my team have used this goal setting theory to learn how to make money online. Some without any online experience whatsoever have become successful within months! Click here to learn more about how our team of online entrepreneurs can help you!
How to attract traffic to your blog if you’re brand new…
When we first start out to start a blog and make money, the common thinking is that you simply, blog, tell others, and get money. While this is true, the most common mistake people make is they tend to ignore the “tell others” part.
I used to think that the only want to increase visitors to blog was to get the blog to rank on the first page of Google. A couple of years ago this wasn’t so difficult to do with a few tools. However, since the Google algorhythim changed, you now really need to be an excellent marketer with the best content on the web in order to achieve this task.
Getting videos to rank on Google is not as difficult, since YouTube has an Alexa score of 3 (third most popular site on the internet)… this this particular post is about how to attract traffic to your blog.
What I didn’t know a couple of years ago that the art of knowing how to attract traffic to your blog is much more involved than just ranking on Google…
For example, Facebook is also extremely high trafficked – just as much as YouTube – and there are plenty of people there who can be found as targeted traffic. I used to think that Facebook was just for kids – find out who’s hooking up with whom and who’s going to the prom. I didn’t realize that even people my age are on Facebook, and they join groups that depict what they’re interested in!
So you can literally join groups where you can find people who are interested in what you have to offer – anything from toy cars to weight loss products. And the smaller the niche, the better. In other words, the more specific you can find your group (or ever make your own), the more likely you will have visitors
Why do you want targeted leads? Because you can’t sell steak to a vegetarian. If you’ve ever been in network marketing and have found difficultly persuading your friends and relatives to buy your stuff, you know what I mean. The internet is a marketer’s dream because now you have the tools to reach out to people who are actually interested in what you have to offer!
How to attract traffic to your blog with Facebook…
Simply put your post on Facebook and share into various groups. If you can get two leads from sharing with 50 groups, then then that means you could get four leads from sharing with 100 groups. Turn that into 500 groups – and you’re looking at free website traffic!
But isn’t that time consuming – joining all those groups and then spending hours each day sharing content? I have a new method for you that not many people are using that I’m willing to share with you for free – watch this video on how to attract traffic to your blog for more details.
I’m here to help you – as a member of my team, when you succeed, so do I – so message me below and let me have your thoughts!
What does “right brain thinking mean, and is it good?
I never knew I was on the creative side (even a little) until I took the left brain right brain quiz.
Additionally, I used to think that it was good to be left-brained – that is, logical, analytical, cautious and always thinking things through. And why would that be a bad thing?
At a minimum, perhaps; but mostly left-brained, it’s really not. It’s good to have booth feet firmly on the ground and be able to analyze your problems in a realistic way. The problem is, however, that we tend to be so “up to our butt in alligators” that we forget that that the original objective was to drain the swamp.
So what makes right brain thinking better?
It’s the right-brained creative people who tend to see the big picture, never losing focus on the outcome. And, if you read anything about what generates success, it all begins with focusing on an outcome.
People like Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and others like them all had one thing in common: they KNEW their outcome…. Didn’t know how they were going to get there, exactly, but that didn’t matter.
Incidentally, all of the above people used to be a bit rebellious in their younger years (some even carried that attitude through adult years.) My own daughter was rebellious as a kid – now she’s a successful online marketer making over $10,000 monthly! (Click here to access my personal video about this.)
Left brained people need to know how they’re going to get there. Those of us who are left-brained need to stay aware that those “alligators” just might keep us from achieve our dreams, because we tend to get too caught up in the “how” which is really the backwards way of achieving success.
So how can right brain thinking help you achieve success?
The real secret of success dictates to start off with knowing the outcome, along with knowing “why” that outcome is mandatory to achieve. I once heard an analogy of trying to balance a pencil on your finger… focus on the bottom where you’re losing control, and you’ll never get there. But focus on the top, and you’re sure to achieve your goal!
If you want to find out how much “right-brained” you are, just click here to take a 10 minute “left brain right brain test” …
I found out that I’m now leaning more towards right brain thinking, even though I’ve been working in a left brain field all my life AND studies show that usually people come to favor their left brain more as they get older. (Much of this is due to being stressed over time, as the right brain has a tendency to be held back when relaxation is not a part of daily living.)
How am I becoming more of a right brain thinker after working administration and number crunching all my life? I’m finding that the best “right brain exercises” have to do with blogging, which not only enables me to find my passion, but it really is a great right-brain exercise to trigger more creativeness and focus.
Would you like to learn more about a system that teaches personal development and online marketing so you can actually make money while you’re working on yourself? Our online team of professional entrepreneurs teaches these things, as well as how to use the Law of Attraction to attract prospects to come to you… no phoning or trying to convince people to buy – just keep working on yourself and the leads come your way! Click here for more information about this system.
The Power of Gratitude vs Murphy’s Law…
In fact, both are scientifically feasible…
My husband is disabled, and we have accepted this over the last couple of years…
And I still believe that; but of course, there was really more to it than that…
We didn’t know at the time that that was her last “rally” before the dreadful day came.
“What? Why?” I asked… “Jazz is dying”…
The vet told us what we already knew…
However, a very strange thing happened….
I knew then that this was a time to start allowing the power of gratitude to work for us….
“The Universe really knows only perfection”, I thought.
The next day, frustrated that he just couldn’t seem to get out of his depressed state, I told him with an emphatic tone, “We’re going pet shopping today”…
So what’s the strange miracle that came about through the power of gratitude?
And, the more grateful we were, the more things we noticed about Gandalf – things that just aren’t there with other cats…
Gandalf plays “catch the ball” with Joel every morning for about an hour….
This is not a “trick” he learned, mind you. This is the Universe’s way to reward us accepting what was completely natural and for remaining grateful despite our situation, which many would view as despair.
This week’s hangout just happens to be – you guessed it – “the power of gratitude”.
Why? Because learning how to become successful is the key…
Mind Exercises to Program your Brain for Success (for People who are Too Busy Working to Make Money)
How to program your brain for success by adopting the habits of millionaires…
So here are ten “habits of millionaires” to help program your brain for success ..
1) Get clear in your mind of what you want
It was Einstein who said “Logic will take you from A to B… imagination will take you everywhere”. Embrace your daydreams and take notes of what you really want. Then, take massive action to get there.
2) Positive Affirmations
3) Stay Aware
4) Personal Development Audios
5) Clear Your Mind
6) Change Your Vocabulary
7) Align Yourself with Personal Values
8) Model After a Successful Personality
9) Live Your Life on Purpose
10) Put Yourself First
Learning to program your brain for success is a journey; it doesn’t happen overnight…
I love the way our team teaches personal development as well as how to make money online…