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I Am...

Remember when you were a kid and you had big dreams and an imagination to create the person you wanted to be when you grew up.  Some of us wanted to be actors, dancers, teachers, doctors, inventors, the list is endless.  Whatever happened to those dreams, did you pursue them and become the person God created you to be or did your life steer you towards a much different path.At this very moment in your life are you the person you want to be?  Are you happy and content with the direction your life is headed?  Are you satisfied with your career, your health, your finances, your relationships?  What about your happiness, your joy, your overall life?  If you answered yes to all these questions, your life is blessed.  But for the rest of us, there may be a little life adjustment that needs to take place.  At any given moment, your have the power to control and direct your life to whatever outcome you desire. You can accomplish this by changing the way you think.  Switch your thoughts from focusing on the negative around you to all that is positive within yourself and that which surrounds you.  Start to fill your mind with the person you want to become.Here's what I would like you to do:Grab your favorite journal and if you're like me, you have a favorite pen too!At the top of the page write, I Am...Now, begin to list the awesomeness that is already you and the fantastic person you desire to be.I Am...I Am a beautiful personI Am generousI Am lovedI Am a faithful servantI Am a healthy womanI Am happyI Am so blessedI Am inspiredCelebrate the woman that you are with the I Am's that are currently you and the I Am's that you desire to become.  Read and focus on your list everyday, say them aloud and believe that you are every beautiful element you have listed and watch a powerful increase take place in your life.With Love and Gratitude,The Black Woman's Rule Book
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10744053491?profile=originalEver wondered how you can be in a mastermind group and watch your team members have an aha moment about a project one day then it is up and running the next? Well, it is exciting to be in the midst of women in business who are bursting with new ideas and creativity. There's lots of good energy around them and they allow nothing to get in their way. But creativity alone is not what keeps visionaries from getting stuck in dreamland. When you have an idea that you want to implement, you can speed up the process with the following tips to create business goals and objectives that move you from thought to action right way.

What's Your Mission?

A good place to start is your company's mission. Each goal and objective should support the mission and move you closer to fulfillment. Use bullet points for each item and consider your target population and their needs.

List Your Goals

The goals that you choose should be in line with your company's mission. Start by creating three to five goals that are specific, measurable, actionable, realistic and timely (also known as SMART goals). Think in terms of the target that you want your company to reach. Some examples of business goals might be to "Increase market share 20% by December 20xx" or "Reduce overhead costs by 35% over the next two years." You may have a long list of goals that you want to achieve but it is best to work on the ones that makes the most impact the fastest and those that you have the resources to support.

Identify Objectives

After you identify business goals then you can create the supporting objectives. These are the tactics that will help you arrive at your goals. It helps to give each objective a priority ranking. Be realistic and know that you may not accomplish everything at once. Remember that Rome was not built in a day and chances are that this is true of your company as well.

Assess Your Needs

Finally, list the needs for each goal and objective that you create and assess the resources that are available. Following this process allows you to see where your strengths are and where you need additional resources for your strategy. Do not be afraid to seek outside assistance for things that you need. Remember the SWOT analysis in marketing? It is a good idea to draw upon these principles because they will help you turn goals and objectives into reality.

Being aware of what it takes to create goals and objectives in business will help you get ideas out of your head and onto paper. Use these tips the next time you sit down to plan your business strategy. To learn how to get better results with business planning at

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The More Personalized the Greater the Effect !!!!

Including photos of yourself, your product, your place of business or your staff will increase the personal effect of the card on the the recipient.And of course sending the cards in your handwriting will do the same.Until now there was no automated system that would allow this level of personalization, but now a new business tool has been introduced that does! There is now a system thatwill send out greeting cards or postcards for you with whatever personalized message you choose, in YOUR handwriting, with one click of the mouse!This amazing service is BOTH a product (greeting cards, postcards, and gifts that can be included) and a system that sends them for you.Multiple cards can be sent at once, so your message can be sent out to your entire list at one time, or whatever subgroups within your list that you designate. This is a huge time saver and allows for true target marketing.You have the option to upload photos, logo, or your business card on to the front or inside of the card to further personalize the message and the recipient's experience.....without addressing envelopes...or preparing and applying labelshunting for stamps .....or going to the post office to mail them!To make it even more personal, you can have a gift card for Starbucks, Home Depot, Barnes & Noble, or other providers included in a card as a special "Thank You" to the recipient!Or even gourmet candy, brownies, or an inspirational book.The combination of a personalized card and gift makes you trulyunforgettable! This may be the most Powerful Relationship Building and Follow-Up Tool available today!Hope you received a great message from this blog....
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Utilize the Automated Greeting Card Strategy !

Since greeting cards have been proven to be the best means of following up nad building client relationships, why don't more people use them?.It is incovenient and time consuming to drive to the card store and pick out cards. Then thee is addressing the envelope, hunting for astamp, and the time it takes to hand write the message inside the card. And finally the trip to the Post Office to mail it.. The expense. Cards typically cost $3-5 each at a store, plus the cost of gas to drive to the store and the Post Office.We forget. Birthdays and important occasions are hard to keep track of with out a system to help us.Having an AUTOMATED system to print and mail the cards for you is the answer to these problems and to creating an effective follow up and customer retention system.The system also needs to be designed to send out multiple cards at once in order to allow a business owner or professional to mail targeted cards to their entire list at one time, or subgroups of that list. This would be an enormous time saver and enable a business to set up campaigns with different messages to different subgroups all going out in the mail on specified dates, similar to an email auto responder but with much more personal impact than an email.Imagine the effect of integrating the automation of an email drip marketing campaign with the personal touch of sending specific, targeted greeting cards to prospects and clients!About the personal handwriting issue....What if you found an automated system such as the one described above that also sentout your cards in YOUR OWN handwriting with out you having to actually take the time to write out each one individually? Would that be amazing?At this point you may be asking, " Does such a system exist?" Well, we were determined to find one that met all these requirements ( and more) and we have been using it with phenomenal results for several years.
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Create Your Own Website

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Thank you,Carmen of Tomoka's Twists Natural Hair Accessorieshttp://tomokastwists.comI have been all over the place with websites. I have paid for website design and management which was an awful experience since I could not update the site myself. Then I tried which provided me with the power I wanted, but not the style. I am currently with Shoppe Pro. This company truly understands the needs of a small time business with a big heart. It is easy as 1-2-3 with so many options and perks.Please stop by my site and see if you agree that Shoppe Pro offers a beautiful, easy, affordable shop.Thank you,Carmen of Tomoka's Twists Natural Hair Accessories
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