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What's the key to becoming a likeable and buy-able brand?

I'd say it's to get good at content marketing. Content marketing is all about creating interesting, high value, share-worthy content that makes people crave you as a resource and a choice provider for solving their pain.

But, you are a solo entrepreneur with limited resources, trying to get your audience to notice you amid an ocean of information available to them online.

Not only do you have to compete with the blogs and social media musings of competitors, you have to conquer their ADD over their umbilical smart phones, and iPads.

And, although you are offering all kinds of FREE stuff, it seems as if you can't pay people to sign up for it, let alone pay for any product or service you have to offer.

What gives?

How can you grab your target customer's attention to even begin to build a relationship when they are so distracted and guarded?

There's no doubt marketing and promoting your business in the digital age has become more challenging. But, sometimes you have to revert to old tactics to make yourself stand out as the new and better choice.

Here are 3 simple, yet powerful ways to win the famous know, like and trust contest and become the provider of choice for your target audience:

  1. Be Creative & Innovative: Part of the reason people are hitting the ignore button, is that everyone is doing and saying the same things in the same way. Cookie cutter marketing has made us immune to hearing blatant and bland attempts to entice our business. Excite, shock or surprise your audience. Look for innovative and creative ways to get your message in front of your audience.
  2. Educate: Don't just tell your audience they need your products and services. Show them why they need it and how having it will make their life or business better. That means…you guessed it, taking time to craft valuable content that helps them understand how various aspects of your solutions work to make their lives better. Be careful to be helpful here and not all "salesy". Your #1 goal here is to be a helpful and trusted resource.
  3. Build Relationship: Most businesses large and small focus on getting customers to come to them. Make a commitment to find your prospects and get to know them. Create an incentive program to inspire conversation. Show them you are willing to invest in them in the same way you want them to invest in you.

Case Study: The Apple Store is a great example of a company that leverages all three of these elements successfully. Go to any Apple Store and you can not only buy a product, but an associate will take the time to teach you how to use it. This model is creative, educational and builds good customer relations while inspiring customer loyalty.

Take Away: Success begins with taking action. Create a 3 step strategy for incorporating the above 3 elements in your marketing. Take some time to examine what others are doing and find gaps you can fill to do it better.

Share Your Thoughts! What are your tips on how we can create a that provides a unique experience that builds a likeable and buy-able relationship with our target customers?

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Do you find yourself frustrated that you’re not communicating with your audience consistently or effectively enough to get their attention or business?  Do you feel like your are missing something, like there's some magic trick to success no one is telling you?

For years, I struggled with this same problem. And regardless of what some of these tools and products hype you up to believe, there's no "abracadabra" to marketing with success online.

How do you serve clients and still have time to market your business? Most entrepreneurs wrestle with this same dilemma. But, in this article I’m going to share with you the key that unlocked this mystery for me and how you too can use it to make your business grow. The key is called Content Marketing Strategy.

What is a Content Marketing Strategy?

“Content strategy is the “planning for the creation, delivery, and governance of useful, usable content.” ~ Kristina Halvorson, author of Content Strategy for the Web and founder of Brain Traffic.

It’s the process of identifying both your business needs and your customer’s so you can create content that delivers on both. I know it doesn’t sound all that sexy. But, developing a content marketing strategy is the best thing that will happen for your business. A solid content marketing strategy will drive sales and amplify your brand’s web and social media presence. So, before you create any content you need to first develop a content marketing strategy.

What does Content Marketing Strategy Look Like?

Here’s an example of Content Marketing Strategy gone wrong. “Everybody is talking about Content Marketing is hot right now. Let me start blogging every day, posting stuff on social media and emailing my list to let them know about my products. One of these efforts will generate some business.”

Here’s an example of Content Marketing Strategy Done right. “I’d like to be seen as the “go-to-expert” in my niche. Let’s figure out what business goals I need to set and what kind of information my audience wants and needs to make that happen.

Content Marketing Strategy is not about creating content for content’s sake. There is no shortage of content available to your audience and, if I may be so frank to say, most of it is crappy. You want your audience to feel and be smarter than they were when they found your information.

How Do I Start Creating My Content Marketing Strategy?

It’s important to understand that Content Marketing is a process. And, in order to be successful you need to commit to the mindset. Here are three steps to get you started building your content marketing strategy.

Step #1 - Create Your Brand Story.

Many so called “experts” are advising people NOT to tell their story. But, your story is important. It’s not all about you. But, your story is what helps people remember and connect with your brand.  What does your brand stand for? Why do you/ your product or service exist?

Step #2 – KNOW Your Audience.

Create a buyer persona or narrative about your ideal customer. What are their day to day challenges? What’s important to them? What type of lifestyle do they live?  Paint the picture and speak to them when you create your content.

Step #3 – Create an Editorial Calendar.  

And editorial calendar is simply a calendar that identifies what topics you want to create content around and when. I advise clients to identify what products or promotions they plan to roll out each month, and then identify content topics that educate their audience around each product. This helps you to hit both the money and meaning goals of creating content that matters to your audience and your bottom line.

Whether you’re a busy entrepreneur who hates to write or doesn’t mind it that much, having a content marketing strategy will help you to stop spinning your wheels online. Don’t waste time and money creating content you hope will bring you clients and cash…take time to create the right content and get it to the right people at the right time. You’ll be glad you did, I know I was. :)

Do You Need Help Creating a  Content Marketing Strategy for Your Business?

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Is Your Life Ordinary or Extraordinary?

How often do you wake up and full incredible? I mean really... Really... good. You wake up and you know the day is going to be an extra special day.

Is it:

  • Daily
  • Periodically
  • Rarely
  • Never

Well, if you said, "Daily". Congratulations, you are welcoming into your life; the abundance and joy life has to offer and setting yourself up to receive even more of the fabulous and fantastic opportunities life gladly sends your way.

If you selected any of the other selections, I appreciate your honesty. And, I want you to know you can learn how to change your thinking and wake up daily feeling incredible too.

How do you know if your life is stuck in ordinary? The following are several words and attitudes that describe an ordinary life?

  • Comfortable
  • Defensive
  • Reasonable
  • Avoid risk.
  • Fearful
  • Playing small in the world around them then, get upset because they are unappreciated by others or feel invisible within their "world".
  • Judgmental
  • Not Coachable (Struggles with new information and/or ideas. Unwilling to learn new things.)
  • Negative
  • Blame Others 
  • Reactive (Always seem to have some sort of drama going on in their lives that they are acting out or responding to.)
  • Makes excuses vs. taking responsibility for their choices.

Does anything from the previous list seem familiar to you. If you answered yes, understand you can always change and learn to live your life in a more enjoyable way.

Now, if you are curious about how a person lives an extraordinary life; read through the following list for a few helpful hints:

  • Coachable (They enjoy learning and are receptive to new ideas.)
  • Committed
  • Courageous (They take chances and actively invite change into their life.)
  • Creative (They look for different ways to do things and have more fun.) 
  • Determined (Naysayers have little to no effect on their life and life choices.)
  • Disciplined (Actively looks for ways to experience life in a more positive and productive way.)
  • Enjoys a more balanced approach to life and life experiences.
  • Passionate (They are excited about something that makes them happy and adds pleasure to their lives.)
  • Possibility thinkers
  • Proactive (Not waiting around for something to happen, they make things happen.)

This is a brief list of some simple attitude adjustments anyone can make to take their life from ordinary to extraordinary. Life requires active participation and if you are tired of sitting on the sidelines watching other people have a good time; make a few simple changes to your attitude.

Be bold, step out of your comfort zone and guess what? You will wake up one morning feeling incredible too. Once this happens; you will be unable to go back to the boring and fearful existence you may have been living. You may for the first time in a long time... (maybe ever)... finally understand what it means to feel alive and excited about your life. 

Go for it! Abundance, happiness, love, and life's other goodies are only available to those who choose to live life with no limits. Why? Because, they appreciate life and rejoice in every common and new experience. I dare you to be Extraordinary. I believe in you and now, I need you to believe in yourself.

Have an amazing day.

Wishing you much love and unlimited joy,

Cyndi Harris, HP

Life and Relationship Solutions Coach, Author, & Joyologist or

Go to either website and sign up for a chance to receive a 20 minutes Complimentary Irresistible Solutions Session with me.

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call 623 455 6364  ( Better yet, become a Micore Intl consultant for $19.95!).

Are You Feeling Like There Are No Solutions For You?

Dealing with hair loss issues can way heavy on ones self esteem and cause depression. Although we live in the world of hair weave, extensions and wigs, not all women want to actually wear them; they would rather wear their own head of healthy hair, and there is nothing wrong with that.

Your Hair Loss Solution…

The solutions you are about to read about is not only the “Ultimate Hair Regrowth Solutions”, but it reduces thinning regrows hair fast and makes hair stronger and healthier.

Micoré International introduces a revolutionary new hair GROWTH product especially designed for women, which WE call enhanceher!

Reduce the Appearance of Thinning Hair and Gain Fuller Looking Hair in Weeks! You’re spending hundreds of dollars to cover your thinning hair, when you should be Enhancing your natural hair!

Enhanceher is a revolutionary hair growth product designed for women, and designed to deliver results! Enhanceher takes into account the differences in hormonal imbalances between men and women.  It is specially designed for women to reduce the appearance of hair thinning and prevent the appearance of hair loss.

Enhanceher uses an innovative technology called Deep Penetrating Formula (DPF) with the active ingredient Capixyl to address the signs of hair thinning while nourishing your hair into thicker-looking hair. Enhanceher has been enhanced with ingredients to penetrate deep into the hair and create visibly healthy longer-looking hair.  It will maximize your results and help prevent your hair from the signs of hair thinning and reduce inflammation of the scalp, which can prevent hair from growing.

Enhanceher uses a peptide to help firmly secure the hair to the scalp and reduce the appearance of hair loss.  It contains natural ingredients such as plant extract and red leaf clover extract to help improve the scalp coverage with thicker-looking fullness.

Your hair can have a beautiful, thicker more luxurious appearance.

Product Details

  • Maximum Strength 5% Capixyl™
  • Doctors Approved and Recommended
  • Non-allergenic
  • Safe for ALL Hair Types
  • No Prescription Required
  • For Natural or Chemically Treated Hair
  • Topical Spray for Women
  • Manufactured in USA under F.D.A. Inspected and Organic Certified Facility

Micore Intl has created an exclusive distribution agreement with Cosmoceutical Research Center, a leading provider in hair growth formulation and with international clientele.

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When women like us decide to stay home and figure out just how to make a living from the Internet, we do so with the intention of being more available to our families and ourselves, right? 

You may have had the intention to pursue more of your hobbies, or perhaps you saw an opportunity in Internet marketing or the blogosphere and just wanted to try.  For most of us, we are committed to exploring our own interests and skills, and just embracing the overall elements of managing our time and life on our own terms. 

Whatever the reason, you have started this endeavor with the intent of succeeding. Part of Internet marketing requires bloggers and marketers to engage in social media. Social media has become the “go-to” place to spread the word about your product or service and it is one of the few ways that you can connect with thousands of people without spending thousands of dollars.

Yet now it may seem like all you are doing is sitting on the social sites, as opposed to actively promoting your blog or product in any other manner. You are spending less time with your family or accomplishing your tasks because you have to be available to respond to the posts on social media, and stay in-the-know about the topics that might connect you with your potential clients. You are now working more hours in a day than you ever did at your previous job!

You have now discovered that you are unfulfilled, and that social media can be an even bigger time-vacuum than your typical 9-to-5.  Now what?

What To Do In This Situation

To better manage this process, here are four tips for achieving your goals of success and family time.  These tips take a life coach approach to time management and goal-setting, and will serve you well if you are committed, flexible (because these processes leave room for the unforeseen), and tenacious.  Consider hiring a life coach to help you set up a system that will help you define your goals, and put actions in place to achieve those goals.

1. Set A Schedule. You will need to design a schedule and stick to it. Set a specific time to post content, to respond to social media, to be with your family and to complete your chores. Some days, you won't be able to stick to your schedule, but make that the exception, not the rule. 

2. Social Media Can Wait. While it is easy to believe that when someone posts a comment on your blog that you should immediately respond, the truth is you have time. People may be grateful for an instant response, but it is not necessary. Many people will post a comment or question and then move on to other things. They do not check for a response until a later time.

3. Remember What Is Important. Your family is important. Your housework is important. Your hobby is important. Your blog content is important. Everything else is secondary.  Yes, money matters, but the way you earn income can be tied to your sense of fulfillment, and Internet marketing is one avenue for that knowledge to be applied.  Making time for your highest priorities can leave you with the clarity of mind to attain work-life harmony.

4. Reevaluate Your Goals. Sometimes it is very important to step back and look at the reasons that you started this business. When you rekindle the romance with why you wanted to become an Internet marketer or blogger, you become re-energized to actively pursue that goal again. A good coach can help with this component, and thanks to today's technology, that coach can be anywhere in the world, and still serve you well.  When you're looking for a life coach Tampa, think of Atlanta, Los Angeles, or even Kingston as viable cities for which to search for your ideal coach online.  Don't be shy to search outside of your area, because you can use Skype or Google Hangouts for "face-to-face" contact.

It will be a little difficult to make the adjustment from being totally immersed in social media to regulating your time, but it is possible, and Internet entrepreneurs the world over are doing it every day. Try the steps above, include a coach in your readjustment strategy, and commit to embracing not just busy work, but meaningful work as well.  Social media is meant to be a tool for your success by engaging with people who share your interests and need the skills you have.  Keep that in mind, and you may just see that work-life harmony is not that far-fetched of an idea.

Akilah Richards is a full-time entrepreneur who has benefited significantly from the services of a reputable life coach.  She shares articles about the importance of hiring reinforcements to help you design a plan for your time and tasks, so that you can see the benefits of choosing a non-traditional approach to your work, via the Internet.  

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Stop Hair Loss, check out Micore Intl new hair growth products.

 Hello Community,  Here is an update from our CEO about the company growth and new products additions.

I like that we still the company giving a 1 year warranty on our premium hair product. Still being an industry leader.  Now we are offering superior hair growth products.

Micore Intl is a company you want to be positioned in now.

Still a complete business for only $19.95 a month.


At your service



We Guarantee Our Hair!


We Guarantee Our Hair!

Micoré International hair is the finest hair on the market.

Our Caviar Platinum has a 1-Year Warranty against excessive shedding and matting!

Caviar Gold has a 6-Month Warranty against shedding and matting!

The IndiSylk line has a 3-Month Warranty against shedding and matting!


This is Derrick Alexander, CEO of Micore' International, the Network


Marketing company for HAIR extensions. It's been a while since you

stopped by our website....and a lot has happened since then!

First we launched our non-profit called the Micore' Hair Foundation,

because we care about the women who suffer from hair loss, and cannot

financially afford a proper treatment or cosmetic fix such as a wig.

(Donations appreciated)


GROW, which is the focus of this email!

Hair extensions are BIG business, no doubt. The main reason we started

Micore' is to allow thousands of women (and a few men) to capitalize on

the hair extensions they and their friends are buying already...and since

Micore' OWNS it's own FACTORY in India....we make a fantastic product!

However we know that hair extensions are very competitive, and most

buyers are price buyers as opposed to quality....which makes it difficult

to get a women to spend $400 on hair (Caviar Platinum with a 1-year

warranty) when they are used to spending $100! Even then, hair extensions

are a product that is only purchased every 1-3 months.

HAIR LOSS however, is a HUGE problem that affects almost HALF of the

American population! This problem is not about Black or White, or Male or

Female, old or affects everyone! Like hair extensions, the

hair loss industry is ALSO worth BILLIONS! Our Independent Consultants

have competition in the hair business, but NOT in the hair GROWTH


I guarantee you know several men and women who are silently suffering

from losing their hair. No matter how old or young YOU are, you know

people in your family, your job, your Church, or neighborhood who are

desperately searching for a solution. BUT WE'VE BECOME PROGRAMMED TO


Rogaine (minoxidil) is FDA approved for hair loss, however originally,

minoxidil was used exclusively as an oral drug (with the trade name

'Loniten') to treat high blood pressure. However, it was discovered to

have an interesting side effect: hair growth. However there are bad side

effects too!

Micore's ENHANCEHER and ENHANCEHIM are a new revolutionary all natural

formula with NO SIDE EFFECTS that is clinically proven to stop hair loss

and in most cases cause new hair growth! Developed by the same scientists

who developed one of the most popular shampoo's in the world: Neutrogena

T-Gel shampoo! These formulators are actually experts in transdermal

penetration, or a delivery system to get topical products to penetrate

the skin. Using this system, the active ingredient (Capixyl) in

ENHANCEHER and ENHANCEHIM gets down to the "root of the problem" and our

customers are seeing results in weeks not months!

Surely you would like to get YOUR PIECE of the PIE when Micore starts

generating Millions in sales revenue from this amazing product! JUST LIKE


To PURCHASE this product you can visit the shopping cart of the Member

who originally introduced you to Micore' International! That website was: or the WEBSTORE at:

This product is SO NEW that we haven't even finished building the webpage

for it! Go to the WEBSTORE and click on VIEW CART at the top right of the

page. When there type ENHANCEHER into the search box and click on the

little magnifying glass icon to search for the products. THEN you can


One 30-day supply of ENHANCEHER and ENHANCEHIM retails for $99.95, but

the manufacturer recomends a 90-day supply for maximum results. The 90-

day supply is ON SALE 10% off for $269.95!


BOTTLE, OR $219.95 AND RECEIVE A FULL 90-DAY SUPPLY! Remember it only

costs $19.95 a month to be an Active Micore' Consultant! IF YOU ONLY SELL

ONE BOTTLE PER MONTH YOU WILL EARN $30! (Both products are Satisfaction

Guaranteed or your money-back!)

In closing, I'm asking that you take another look at Micore' and TRY our

new Hair Growth product! Become a Customer first if you need to, then

become a Consultant later after you SEE the RESULTS of ENHANCEHER and


We look forward to having you as a Customer OR Consultant!

To your success,


Derrick Alexander, CEO


PPS: If you live outside the USA then you can still purchase our

products! However shipping will be handled on a case by case basis.



The following are the most common causes of women's hair loss:

Andogenetic Alopecia

The majority of women with androgenic alopecia have diffuse thinning on

all areas of the scalp. Men on the other hand, rarely have diffuse

thinning but instead have more distinct patterns of baldness. Some women

may have a combination of two pattern types. Androgenic alopecia in women

is due to the action of androgens, male hormones that are typically

present in only small amounts. Androgenic alopecia can be caused by a

variety of factors tied to the actions of hormones, including, ovarian

cysts, the taking of high androgen index birth control pills, pregnancy,

and menopause. Just like in men the hormone DHT appears to be at least

partially to blame for the miniaturization of hair follicles in women

suffering with female pattern baldness. Heredity plays a major factor in

the disease.

Telogen Effluvium

When your body goes through something traumatic like child birth,

malnutrition, a severe infection, major surgery, or extreme stress, many

of the 90 percent or so of the hair in the anagen (growing) phase or

catagen (resting) phase can shift all at once into the shedding (telogen)

phase. About 6 weeks to three month after the stressful event is usually

when the phenomenon called telogen effluvium can begin. It is possible to

lose handful of hair at time when in full-blown telogen effluvium. For

most who suffer with TE complete remission is probable as long as

severely stressful events can be avoided. For some women however, telogen

effluvium is a mysterious chronic disorder and can persist for months or

even years without any true understanding of any triggering factors or


Anagen Effluvium

Anagen effluvium occurs after any insult to the hair follicle that

impairs its mitotic or metabolic activity. This hair loss is commonly

associated with chemotherapy. Since chemotherapy targets your body's

rapidly dividing cancer cells, your body's other rapidly dividing cells

such as hair follicles in the growing (anagen) phase, are also greatly

affected. Soon after chemotherapy begins approximately 90 percent or more

of the hairs can fall out while still in the anagen phase.

The characteristic finding in anagen effluvium is the tapered fracture of

the hair shafts. The hair shaft narrows as a result of damage to the

matrix. Eventually, the shaft fractures at the site of narrowing and

causes the loss of hair.

Traction alopecia

This condition is caused by localized trauma to the hair follicles from

tight hairstyles that pull at hair over time. If the condition is

detected early enough, the hair will regrow. Braiding, cornrows, tight

ponytails, and extensions are the most common styling causes.

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What the Heck is Content Marketing?

What the Heck is Content Marketing?

So, you learn email marketing, then comes social media marketing, followed by video marketing and the "fill-in-the-blank" marketing trends just keep coming, don't they?

Just when you thought you had it figured out, here comes Content Marketing.

I mean, we know we need content to communicate with potential and existing clients online, right?

But, what is it really? And more importantly, how can it help you grow your online coaching, consulting or speaking business?

Is it copy-writing, SEO or blogging?

Is it video marketing, article marketing and mastering social media or headlines?

Just what the heck is it and why should you care?

Content Marketing Demystified for speakers, authors and coaches

It's like the new "fill-in-the-blank" marketing term that makes you sound all smartish.

Yes! Content Marketing is all of that and more. But, mostly it's about strategy.

You'll find a lot of definitions of content marketing and pretty much all of them will center around the idea of creating quality content with the purpose of persuading a defined audience to buy from you - without being annoying and salesy.

Yes, you need good content, but there is something that most personality entrepreneurs (i.e. speakers, authors, coaches..etc) like you aren't told.

Newsflash! Most of the content marketing advice, articles and tips aren't for you...

Okay then who is it for?

It's easy to Google content marketing and find all kinds of eyeopening articles that show you how to grow your business with content.

But, it's also easy for busy entrepreneurs like you to get overwhelmed and confused by information you don't have the time, or resources to put into motion.

Much of the information you'll find is designed for content marketing nerds like me - content creators and strategists.

Breaking The Curse of the Busy Solo-preneur

Content Savvy & Successful Tip! Don't invest in copy-writing courses and templates if you know you hate to write.

It's just a waste of precious time and money.

I see this a lot. You become desperate, because your business is stalled due to lack of communication. You need to blog more and communicate with your list more.

You hate writing, but you know you need content.

So, you purchase a bunch of PLR and copy-writing products that aim to help make writing easy and fast. The problem is you still hate or lack the time to write, so that stuff you bought is just collecting dust on your hard drive.

As a result, many of us spend most of our time building million dollar hard-drives versus million dollar businesses.

It's really not your fault. You're just doing what you gotta do to move your business forward.

The key to breaking this curse and bad investments is to always keep a high level view of your business. Don't get lost in the details that matter, but you're not good at. This will help you to stay focused and keep you from burning out in areas you're passionate in, because you've over indulged in other stuff.

Trying to become an expert copywriter or marketing strategist when your gift is in teaching people public speaking, will undoubtedly have you feeling like you don't know what business in anymore.


What You Need to Know About Content + Marketing to Make Your Marketing Easier and More Effective...

Many entrepreneurs get caught up in trying to write killer headlines and cookie-cutter templates. But, in the hands of the busy entrepreneur it's just a recipe for overwhelm & mediocre pie.

I read this somewhere, and I can't find the post. But, a mantra you'll hear me talk about a lot is this...

Basically your content needs to do two things to be worth the time and resources you invest to create it.

If your content doesn't do these two things, you're wasting time & $$$

1. Provide the most relevant answer to the question your target audience is asking

2. Tie back to some clearly defined business objective

Content + Marketing is a formula that helps you master and monetize your message in a way that serves both your business and the informational needs of your target audience. It's not just about writing articles, its about creating the right content, for the right audience, in the right place at the right time.

Interested in Experiencing Content + Marketing in Action?

Content Creation and Marketing Jam Sessions


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What Makes A Great Team Leader?


Are you contemplating making the move into a team leader position?


Or are you currently just curious as to the qualities of a great team leader? It’s fairly different to a pure technical role - diverse skills are involved and not everybody is able to effectively make the conversion from a technical role into a team leader. However, having or building on most of the skills below will help.




Good Communication




Great team leaders learn how to speak properly. Communication isn’t just about chatting - it’s about listening, writing, and making use of non-verbal methods of communication including body language.





Team leaders have to be able to communicate with different kinds of people



- their managers, people in their teams, and also other team managers in the company or project.




Keeping Calm Under Pressure




If I was to choose one response to the question, “What makes a great team leader?”, it would be this point. Just about the most important skills to have as a team leader is the ability to keep calm under pressure. Deadlines are a part of IT jobs.

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1. Low in calories, high in nutrition

Enjoy a medium-sized pomegranate for 105 nutrient-packed calories.

You’ll also get a hefty dose of blood pressure-lowering potassium, virtually no sodium, one gram of fiber and about 10% of your recommended daily vitamin C intake.
Eight ounces of the juice provides 160 calories and a bit more potassium than a medium-sized pomegranate.


This fruit and their juice have an abundance of antioxidants and phytochemicals as well: anthocyanins (anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting); catechins (anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory) and ellagic acid (cancer-fighting).


Pomegranate juice raises the antioxidant capacity of the blood.



Antioxidants neutralize damaging free radicals (organic molecules linked to aging, tissue damage and possibly disease) before they have a chance to attack your cells and DNA.




2. Improves heart health
One study found that drinking a little more than 8 ounces of pomegranate juice every day for three months improved blood flow to the heart in people with coronary heart disease.


Forty-five participants drank either the juice or a placebo beverage that looked and tasted like pomegranate juice.


On average, blood flow to the heart improved 17% in the pomegranate group, but declined 18% in the placebo group in merely three months.


Other studies suggest that pomegranate juice might help prevent atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, and even clear clogged arteries.


With atherosclerosis, plaque builds up in the arteries and reduces blood flow, potentially causing heart attack, stroke, or numbness and pain in the arms and legs.


People with diabetes may benefit from pomegranates too, according to a 2006 study in the journal Atherosclerosis.

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You went one step further than the average dreamer--you started a business. Congratulations! But when you are in the beginning stages of forming a business, it is very easy to get over-involved in the formation and forget about planning for the future. Yes, it is very important to make sure that your new business is running correctly, that everything is in its place, but you also must think about prosperity.


If you only concentrate on the everyday functions of your business, you lose the ability to take your business to its next level of success—this comes from first-hand experience!  It can be nearly impossible to transition from this line of thought without help. Business owners have devoted so much of themselves to the creation and opening of their business that they start to believe that there is nothing more.  This is why a business coach is one of the best things you can do for your business.

Business Coaching For Entrepreneurs

One of the easiest ways for a business owner to make the transition from “potential” to “successful” is to employ the services of a business coach. Some cities have small groups of entrepreneurs who pool together to hire a business coach Denver or Atlanta based, or New York, Kingston, or Portland based, to name a few.  These trained professionals can help by looking at your business without the same emotional attachment you have and offering suggestions and help.

To secure your ideas with a solid foundation, a coach might teach you:

• How to create a business plan for future growth. By creating this type of plan, you are making a roadmap to follow to success.
• How to write a proposal. Many businesses fail to take on large contracts because they do not know how to grab the attention of their potential client.
• Bookkeeping methods. It is surprising how many talented and experienced business owners lack skills in this area.

• Drafting loan requests. You must know how to prove to the bank that your company is worth their investment. Many loans are denied because the business prospectus is too vague or did not effectively show the potential for growth in this industry.
• Employee relations. They can teach you how to hire, fire, and work with your employees. They can also show you how to create handbooks, implement regulations, and give proper compensation.
• Marketing strategies. There may be many avenues of marketing that you have not tried that will bring many clients to your business.
• Organizational and time management skills. When you need to do everything but don’t know how to make it happen, nothing will get done at all. Organizational and time management skills are crucial to success.
• Social skills. Yes, business owners must follow certain etiquette with each type of person they encounter. Employees, suppliers, clients, and other business owners each have a set of “rules” business owners should follow to make them look their best.

There are many other things that a business coach can teach, each with its own level of importance. A professional business coach, however, will base their teachings on what you desire and what your company needs.

Hiring a business coach is not a sign of weakness, nor does not mean that your business is failing. Hiring a business coach is simply a way of stating that you are determined to become a success, and if you do your research, you might find that what it costs you to hire a coach is far less than what you stand to make when you apply what you learn from your coach.

Akilah Richards is a full-time entrepreneur who has benefited significantly from the services of a reputable business coach.  She shares articles about the importance of hiring reinforcements to shore up your dreams, and apply sound strategies to your beautiful ideas. If you're looking for a business coach Denver, Colorado has a few great options over at

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Let's be inspired to be Great in all areas.....

These are Black Business Women who made the Forbes 2013 '100 Most Powerful' List

#87 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

President, Liberia



#84 Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

President, CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Category: Philanthropy/NGO


#83 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Minister of Finance, Nigeria

Category: Politics


#68 Helene Gayle

President, CEO, CARE

Category: Philanthropy/NGO


#49 Ertharin Cousin

Executive Director, World Food Programme, United Nations



#47 Joyce Banda

President, Malawi



#44 Rosalind Brewer

President and CEO, Sam's Club, Wal-Mart Stores



#17 Beyonce Knowles

Actress, Entrepreneur, Musician



#14 Ursula Burns

Chairman and CEO, Xerox



#13 Oprah Winfrey

Entrepreneur, Personality



#10 Indra Nooyi

CEO, PepsiCo



#4 Michelle Obama

First Lady, United States


You can view the complete list here.

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Have you discovered your voice yet? In 2006, I purchased Stephen R. Covey’s book The 8th Habit from Effectiveness to Greatness. The book came with a DVD to teach the lesson on each chapter. These short films were so intriguing I decided to place the book on the bookcase and read it later. Well later was this weekend. A still small voice stopped me in my tracks and told me to go read The 8th Habit. The first 3 chapters discuss the pain we maybe experiencing as a result of not discovering our voice, the problem in using outdated paradigms which cause the pain and the solution to change yourself from the inside out by finding your voice and inspiring others to find their voice. In order to learn how to find your voice and inspire others, chapter 4 tells us to open our birth-gifts.


One such birth-gift is our freedom and power to choose. I love the analogy Mr. Covey gives of this gift. He said, “The essence of being human is being able to direct your own life. Humans act, animals and human ‘robots’ react.” That is so profound. In order to discover your infinite potential, you must recognize how to activate your freedom and power to choose. “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In those choices lie our growth and our happiness. Although, I heard this before, this time it hit me like a ton of bricks. How do you respond to a stimulus? Do you act or react? In order to grow and bring more happiness into our lives, it is wise to take a pause in that space to consider the most practical choice to make and then respond. Makes me wish I’d read this book back in 2006.


Our next birth-gift is natural laws or principles. Do you live by natural laws and principles or the next “quick fix”? One of my favorite sayings is “it’s the principle of it.” “Principles are universal—that is, they transcend culture and geography. They are timeless, they never change—principles such as fairness, kindness, respect, honesty, integrity, service, contribution.” An example, “you can never have enduring trust without trustworthiness." So, if a woman and her husband agree she will not buy shoes this month to cut back on expenses and then goes shopping with her girlfriends and buys a new pair of shoes that was calling her name and then hides them in the closet before her husband gets home, is she untrustworthy? The wife may feel this is a minor indiscretion; however, “all actions have consequences.” 


The last birth-gift in this chapter is the four intelligences/capacities of our nature. Our four parts of nature are the body, mind, heart and spirit, which correspond to “the four intelligences, that all of us possess: our physical or body intelligence (PQ), our mental intelligence (IQ), our emotional intelligence (EQ) and our spiritual intelligence (SQ).” Developing these intelligences will allow “great peace and power to come into your life.” Since our “(PQ) is the instrument of the mind, heart and spirit we can subordinate our appetites and passions to our spirit or conscious—and become masters of ourselves.” 


Recognizing the pain, problem and solution to your frustration or dissatisfaction along with the freedom to choose, natural laws and principles, and developing your birth-gifts will aid you in discovering your voice. If you have not read The 8th Habit, I highly recommend you download a copy. In my next write-up, I will go into more detail on how to develop each of the 4 intelligences.


I also recommend How to Become a Rising Star in your career in 60 Days or Less.
Click Here!


Until next time stay beamed up!


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We at RemnantStanding Outreach Ministries would like to invite you to our free services.....

We offer free hygiene items to those in need, mainly the men an woman at the jail ministry...

We are also asking for small donations for seed sowing in purchasing the items that are needed, Please pray concerning your seed sowing. We love you and may you be suddenly blessed..

Prophetess Tabitha Williams...

Please take a look at our brochures attached to this post for more information!!!

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Victory Professionals Services is currently employing customer service agents to work from home. Customer service representatives are paid $9.00-14.00 per hour, and they make their own schedule. Most clients require a minimum of 15 hours per week from all CPS. Five of the 15 hours must be scheduled during the weekend. We are a company that hires customerservice representatives to work from home. This is an hourly paid position. The customer service representatives are selected from a list of clients to work for them. The customer service representative will need to submit a resume to to the attention of Hannah . This job is ideal for at-home-moms, retirees, and students. We're looking for serious applicants only, thank you!

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SORMAG Digital - MAY/JUN Issue - Readers



In This Issue:



Linda Hudson Smith - 6

Christian Fiction Author
Angela Breidenbach - 9

Young Adult Fiction Author
Stone Erickson Mims - 13

Article - 16
Giiving The Reader What They Want 
by Dr. Linda Beed

Romance Author 
Cheris Hodges -19

Fiction Author
Jamie Jones - 23

Article - 26
Putting Your Bookclub Literary Group On The Map 
by Tee C. Royal

Christian Author
Kathi Macias - 29

Romance Author
Monica McKayhan - 33

Christian Non Fiction Author
Daryl McKeever - 37

Christian Fiction Author
Cedric Mixon - 41

Article - 44
7 Tips To Building Relationships With Book Clubs
by Tanisha Webb

Tyora Moody - 49

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