Monday, 31 December 2012

YouTube Marketing Tips from The Product Marketing Company by Tim Gale

YouTube is a web-service that allows anybody to upload, download, share or comment on videos. YouTube was founded in 2005 by three former employees of PayPal, an internet payment service. Regardless of what information you need, you will find it on YouTube: tutorials, jokes, parodies, comedies, music, video-blogs, presentations, breaking news, marketing and much more. What we are interested in for the purposes of this article though, is YouTube marketing. If you have your own business, YouTube can quickly become a fantastic cost-effective marketing instrument. Some key facts you should know about the power of YouTube Marketing: YouTube elicits over 3 billion plays a day. In October 2011 there were a record breaking 20 billion video views. 48 hours of video is uploaded every minute of the day. Over 5% of all time spent on the internet is spent on YouTube. YouTube’s demographic range is 18 to 54. Top Tips for YouTube Marketing: Keep the videos short and simple â€" ideally under 5 minutes. Keep your video relevant to the topic. Brand your YouTube Channel and video. Link your video to your website and vice versa. Use humour in your videos, utilise the ‘feel good factor’. Promote your videos through other social media channels. Tag your videos with keywords. Add broad keywords that relate to categories. New Analytics from YouTube. Write a full description for the video using keywords. Use the new YouTube analytics to understand which videos are driving the most views and subscriptions. Create an engaging YouTube profile to encourage people to add you as a friend, and propagate your videos. YouTube is great for link building and SEO as more and more people link to your videos. Benefits: Better Search Engine Optimisation to your main site. Demonstration of your company/self as an expert in niche areas. Building permission to market through engagement. Adding value to your other channels of marketing. Getting started: Create your own YouTube Account at http://www.youtube.com, choosing a user name which will be relevant or memorable. Add your company logo or avatar for good branding. Give your YouTube channel a title which can explain the nature of your videos â€" this will help with searches and enhance your marketing outreach. Google owns YouTube so add channel tags as this is great for SEO and will help many people find you. Opt to show the comments and subscriber modules. Enter your company URL into your channel profile. Use the profile description to explain to people what your YouTube Channel is about. When uploading a video, use a title that is relevant. Write a decent description of what the video is about and include URL links â€" again, great for SEO. Make sure you set your privacy settings to Public. Keep your bulletin updated regularly with relevant posts. Link your channel to your website and facebook page. Like and share relevant videos that will draw others to your channel. And a few final thoughts before we go: The sooner you started, the sooner your YouTube marketing will build traffic. The more people that have seen your videos the more people will want to see them. The ball has to start rolling before you see exponential growth. Have as many videos up on your channel as possible. If a viewer likes one of your videos they will often like another and so the viewers grow. If you follow these guidelines, after a 6 to 10 month set-up period, you will start to see a substantial number of views. Ultimately, of course, you need to come up with an hilarious ‘must-see’ video which immediately goes viral â€" conjure up one of these and you are quite literally laughing all the way to the bank! For more information and services on YouTube marketing please visit http://www.theproductmarketingcompany.co.uk or talk to Tim Gale at The Product Marketing Company on 0845 643 4463. You can also email Tim on tim.gale@product-marketing.co.uk.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The Miraculous Imbalance by Joe Vitale

How do you attract more of what you want? What do you do when it feels like nothing is working out for you? Recently I interviewed Patricia Ryan Madson*, author of the book, Improv Wisdom. You might recall that I wrote about Patricia’s book on this blog on May 1st, exploring the question, “Without you, what would not get done?” In my interview, Patricia said something that jarred me into a new reality. She said, “In every moment, we are always receiving far more than we ever give.” I had to reflect on her statement to truly get it: In every moment, we are always receiving far more than we ever give. Patricia went on to explain that right now you are receiving air, blood flow, support from a chair, technology from your computer or other device, light from the sun or your room lights, these words from me, and more. But we take all of that for granted. All we stop and say thank you for is when someone gives you something or does something specifically for you. But what about everything else? The amount you are receiving right now is almost overwhelming. Are you aware of it? Are you grateful for it? I had dinner one night with Paul Zane Pilzer*, author of The Next Millionaires. He explained over 300 people were involved in preparing our meal. He was referring to the farmers and pickers and distributors and carriers and restaurant owner and cooks and servers and more. Imagine that. Over 300 people were working to deliver a meal! I’ve been traveling a great deal again, for TV shows, movies, events, speaking gigs, music production and more. When I stop and think about all the “unseen helpers” who make sure me and my luggage get there on time, or all the “behind the scenes” people who do their jobs sight unseen so my face gets projected over the air to millions of televisions in homes nationwide, it is incredible. New album "The Healing Song" In order to complete my fourth music album, more people were involved than just my band. I traveled to L.A. and Nashville so Grammy winners could mix and master the music. This is a lot to be grateful for, and can even feel overwhelming when you become aware of it all. “Wake Up to the Gifts” is the ninth maxim in Patricia’s wonderful and wise little book, Improv Wisdom. She asks us to look for the “unseen” gifts, like the screen and processor allowing you to read these words, or the planet giving you all you need to live and breathe right now. She also asks us to understand the interdependence of all things. I can’t write these words without you. You can’t read these words without me writing them. But it goes further than that. We need the folks who made the computers you and I are using, the Internet providers, the electric company, the people making or delivering our food, handling our flights and our mail, and more. We also need the elements of life itself, that provide both you and me with all we need to stay alive. You don’t achieve or attract anything by yourself. Are you aware of that? Are you grateful for that? In Improv Wisdom, Patricia suggests you make “Thank you” your mantra. Of course, in the book I coauthored with Dr. Hew Len, Zero Limits, we suggest you make the four phrases of ho’oponopono your mantra: “I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you.” Either way, these methods are tools to help you see what you are receiving is a miracle. It also is your opportunity to give back. Since you are receiving so much, what can you do to give more? You’ll never be able to give in a way that balances all you receive. That’s the miraculous imbalance of life: it’s stacked in your favor. Think about this. You are receiving so much right now â€" most of which you were unaware of and took for granted â€" that you can never give enough to tip the scales. You can never give more than you receive. You are simply receiving way too much. Think about it this way… Every time you turn on your TV and flip through the hundreds of channels, remember that those shows were written, produced, directed and performed just for YOU. Every time you go to the theatre and see a movie or a play, remember that it was made just for YOU. Every time you turn on the radio and hear your favorite music, commentators, DJs, guest speakers, etc., for your listening enjoyment, again it was all created just for YOU. When you think about the world honing its craft for YOUR daily entertainment, that’s powerful. Can you appreciate how much there is to be grateful for? It might make you think twice before complaining about having to pay $10 for a movie ticket nowadays. After all, the movie you are about to see probably had a budget of millions of dollars. Your investment is very small compared to what it costs to create a multimillion dollar motion picture…JUST FOR YOU! The “miraculous imbalance” is also a gift to you. But you probably never thought about it before today. And here’s where you can begin to attract more of what you want. Back to our opening questions… How do you attract more of what you want? What do you do when it feels like nothing is working out for you? It begins by noticing everything you have already attracted. The thing is, most people focus on what they got that they don’t want, or on want they want that they haven’t attracted yet. That’s hardly a practical approach to success. And if you know anything about the Law of Attraction, you know that’s the wrong place to put your attention. When you notice and acknowledge what you are being given right now, you morph your energy and your mood into something far more magnetic, compelling and loving. Noticing the good you are already receiving tunes your being into a “good magnet.” You can start attracting even more good because you’ve awakened to the good you have and are continuing to receive. This opens your eyes to the magnitude of life; the magic and miracles all around you. So the next time you hear anyone say, “I’m not attracting what I want,” realize they are declaring their blindness and deafness to all they have been given and are still receiving. Your job isn’t to correct them. It’s to smile, look around, acknowledge the gifts, and find a way to give back. That said, what can you do right now to give more? Well? Ao Akua, joe * I interviewed Patricia Ryan Madson (as well as Paul Zane Pilzer) for members of Hypnotic Gold. These are member-only interviews that I’ve been doing for more than seven years now, amounting to well over 80 interviews. For more information, and to find out how to become a member of this select group, just click right here. PS - One more story of gratitude: When I was growing up, Clint Walker was the cowboy television star I admired. I never stopped to consider how his famous TV series, Cheyenne, entertained me weekly, for years, and yet I paid nothing. It was broadcast right into my parent’s home. Free. Today I realize how grateful I am for Clint and his show. (And my TV set.) He later appeared in many movies, such as The Dirty Dozen and Night of the Grizzly. You might imagine my surprise when I learned Clint Walker is still with us, alive at 85, writing his autobiography, working on a second novel, and selling signed photos and more off his website at http://www.clintwalker.com. I wrote to Clint, to thank him for all he did to give me a positive role model all those childhood years. I haven’t heard from him yet, and may never. Still, I’m grateful. I’m pretty sure he is grateful for the “miraculous imbalance” in life, too. In the spirit of giving back, here’s Clint Walker from a few years ago sharing life and death stories about listening to your inner voice:

Friday, 14 December 2012

Your Roadmap For Wealth And Poverty by Jodi Ouellette

Your education, financial status, or spiritual background is irrelevant. You will find that no matter the source of wealth building tips, the basic laws governing wealth and poverty are universal. You may have already noticed, the majority of all valid literature surrounding wealth building instruction, teach common findings that come straight from the Bible, although the words are changed to reflect our generations. There are some basic founding principles that you must absolutely follow to build wealth, and also to avoid poverty. I have read several books, and listened to many audio's on success, but nothing has impacted me as greatly as Biblical direction. I decided to share the steps that I have learned with you, and put it as plainly as I can. I hope this impacts you as greatly as it did me. Seven Steps To Poverty 1. Laziness. The only place success comes before work, is in the dictionary. "A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man." Proverbs 6:10-11 2. Undisciplined living or seeking pleasure will bring upon poverty. When you seek to satisfy your desires, you can easily spend your profits as quickly as you make them. If you have never made a decent income before, or had nice things, it is easy to spend all of your money on material possessions, or to focus on your image, rather than being responsible with what you have, and investing for your future. Thus explaining the reason that most people who come into money by either winning it or inheriting it, are flat broke a few years after. 3. Pride. Be careful of this, because right when you think you've got it all, a major setback awaits. The type of pride I am talking about is when you take all the credit for any amount of success you do gain. The self absorbed thoughts of a pride filled person sound something like this - look at what I did, I can't believe how easy this is, I have better talents, etc. The truth is, nobody ever achieves a great level of success and wealth, without the help of key people; humility goes a long way. 4. Concealing your errors, and failing to admit when you are wrong. Have you found yourself making excuses for yourself, or even creating lies to make yourself look better, to hide your errors? You can never grow in wisdom, when you can't admit your failures. 5. Loving monetary wealth. If you seek wealth and riches above all other things, this is a path to poverty. What many Christians fail to understand is that money is not the root cause of the problem; the love of money is, because when money is your main desire, finding a stopping point is a challenge. This leads to greed, and no matter how much you make, you will never be satisfied or content. 6. Being selfish and stingy. Most of the time this happens when a person tries to protect what they have, so they don't lose it. When you focus on loss, guess where that leads you...to losing it. What you focus on most is what you will attract. 7. Being fearful. Far too often people do not pursue their dreams boldly, because of fear of rejection, fear of what people might think, fear of failure, and even fear of success. Seven Steps To Wealth and Prosperity 1. Work with a spirit of excellence. You must perform at your absolute best regardless of who you work for. This is the opposite of being lazy and half-hearted. You can never earn that raise or promotion, if you don't give your best and return quality results. Becoming the favored person in your industry, the go to person that everyone wants to do business with, requires the right kind of attitude, and quality workmanship. 2. Realize you don't own your money. You see, there was a transfer of funds to you, and just as swiftly, it could relocate to someone else. Your finances are to be used for a higher purpose, than for only your material desires. When you build wealth, use your wealth to help others. It doesn't mean you should live in poverty, because you were designed to live in abundance, however, it simply means don't forget to give, and to help those less fortunate than you. Living for your own personal desires is a path to greed and destruction, through haste and unwise expenditures. Give generously and cheerfully. There is a reason the wealthiest people continually pay it forward, and continue to increase their wealth. They understand the laws of reciprocity. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Give generously, and you shall receive like measure. 3. Give into the right soil. In short, you must understand that not every seed you plant will bear fruit. Through labor, and experience you learn where fertile soil is, and where you should plant your seeds so they may reach maturity. You can advance to this point when you further your knowledge and gain better skills. By focusing on increasing your skills and wisdom, producing bigger and better fruit gets easier. For instance, investing in seminars to increase your abilities would be a smart decision, while shopping for the latest sleek Mercedes you've always wanted would not be smart, unless you have no debt and can afford to pay without financing. 4. Live for today and prepare for tomorrow. Most families today, are living in debt, slaves to their visa or mastercard, because they already spent next week's paycheck. We can experience a cycle of feast and famine. In times of abundance, watch out, the time of lacking will come. If you are in a famine, there is great news because you are in preparation for a feast. Your actions during both of these seasons determines how great your feast is, or how tough your famine will be. Those that understand the rules of wealth can avoid poverty and even increase during a famine. For those of you in a season of need and lack, you won't enter the plenty until you have learned what you need to and can pass the test. That's the great news, you can always try again. The important point is, learn to live in the now, within your means, while preparing for the future. "Go to the ant, sluggard; consider her ways and be wise; who having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provides her food in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8 5. Prosper where you are planted. No matter where you are right now, you need to do your absolute best with what you have been trusted with, or you will not advance. When a person doesn't act responsibly with their current income, how can they expect to multiply it? If you have a job you hate, and all you do is complain about it, you'll remain there until you learn to do your best with where you are at. We can't expect advancements in our life, when we are ungrateful, and abuse the things we do have. View life as a continual series of "try-outs". "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much." Luke 16:10 6. Ask, Seek, Knock. Please note the reference to activity. You can't sit around waiting for wealth to fall from the sky, you must seek it on purpose. Don't be afraid to ask for what you want. Wealth is reserved for those who plan, and work their plan with diligent hands. "The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty." Provers 21:5 Plan your work, work your plan, diligently and patiently. 7. Errors and failing are a part of the wealth journey. I remember hearing the words...he who makes the most mistakes will find the most success. Do not fear failing or making mistakes. See your failed attempts as learning opportunities, embrace them; it was a failed business which was the catalyst for my current venture of the past nine years. I can't think of a single leader in time who achieved greatness on their first try. Besides, you can appreciate the wealth and success more, when you have had to suffer trials and challenges to get there. A wise man learns from his mistakes, and continues to move forward and strive for success. My final point on wealth and poverty is to live with an attitude of gratitude. Waking up everyday honestly thankful for all things, the good, the bad, and the ugly, forces your thoughts to remain positive. Gratitude removes the ability to whine and complain if things are not moving quickly enough for you, and you will be more open to identifying when true opportunities present themselves. You see true wealth doesn't have a dollar figure, it is being content with where you are, at any given moment. I believe you were created for wealth and abundance, so live your life on purpose, and pursue your dreams with vigor.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Bob Proctor - The Subconscious Mind and How to Program it

Attracting Success Into Your Life With The Science Of Mind Power by Greg Frost

The recent release of "The Power", the sequel to the highly successful phenomenon that is "The Secret" has revived an interest in the law of attraction. What is the law of attraction? If you don't already know the popular term by now, it is simply a concept by which you employ the use of your mind power and personal beliefs to attract whatever it is you desire into your life. It has been taught by many luminaries throughout the centuries, and the underlying principle for the law of attraction in fact dates back to the biblical era.
But the law of attraction achieved a level of popularity amongst the masses only in recent times, thanks to the school of "New Thought" in the early 20<sup>th</sup> century. This movement was responsible for bringing the teachings of the law of attraction to the public eye. Long before Rhonda Byrne came along with "The Secret", spiritual and religious movements such as Religious Science and Unity were already teaching such principles. In fact, they are still growing today, and have a global presence thanks to the advent of the Internet.
Personal development gurus such as Wallace D. Wattles, Dale Carnegie, Napoleon Hill, and Earl Nightingale have all had a hand in making the awareness of such principles public knowledge, and their works are still being read and appreciated to this day.
To further understand the principles of the law of attraction, they can be likened to the basic "cause and effect" principle. In the Bible, Jesus speaks of this principle, by saying "you reap what you sow." Job also says, "That which I have feared has come upon me", which is also an element of the universal law of attraction.
So how do you put the inherent power of the law of attraction to good use? By awakening your mind power and incorporating the principles of the law of attraction into your daily life. One example that can be easily incorporated into your life is the practice of gratitude.
It can be as easy as being grateful for having awakened in the morning and being alive. Far too many of us tend to gripe and complain about life as it is, especially at the beginning of every week. We dread the week that hasn't already started, and thus we begin a cycle of negativity before we can even start our week. Always remember the principle of cause and effect; if we choose to be negative early in the week, the outcome of our entire week will be negative every step of the way.
So start each morning with gratitude. Be grateful everything is still in order, that you have good health, and that you look forward to using the tools at your disposal (your fully functional self) to make a better life for yourself. Run through a list of everything you have to be grateful for in your mind, and you'll be surprised by the amount of things you'll be able to come up with.
Remember, positivity attracts positivity. If your mind is full of positive energy, then you will inevitably attract positive outcomes into your life.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

The Law of Gratitude: Attracting Wealth and Abundance by Nancy Jeanella Harnell

The Ingenuity of Attracting Wealth and Abundance is eternal...
"Attracting Wealth and Abundance" through the power of gratefullness is an ancient strategy that has currently become greatly favored since the writings of "The Secret". I am encouraged now to not only use this technique myself on a daily basis, but to spread the message myself throught the world.
Folks from all walks of life and all areas in history have been interested in how to attract wealth into their lives.
Going back to 1910, Wallace Wattles created "The Science of Getting Rich". In his publication, the chapter on gratitude was the longest chapter. As Wallace states, "many folks are stuck in a state of poverty by having of appreciation."
Furthermore, Alert Einstein, having been brought up with a state of extreme need all around him, learned the key to attracting wealth at a young age. His writing says that he establishes it a daily action to be appreciative and feel gratefullness at minimum100 times a day for all of his fortune and the help of the scientists who had given him the understanding he has.
The Science in back of Attracting Wealth and Abundance with the Law of Gratitude...
Opposite to popular opinion, it's not simply about mind mastery or positive thinking that can draw you what you want. It has to do with feeling, and it is truly not at all "hooey". Our scientists of present-day have proven through quantum physics that we all emanate a magnetic existence around us... a power that can literally attract whatever we desire. People who are psychic are able to truthfully see this "aura" which is emitted around each one of us, baring our feelings. The magnetic physical energy works with vibration. Everything in the universe vibrates at a certain frequency... the home you desire, the cash you prefer, the connection you desire, the car you desire... And you! When the frequency that you emanate is on the same level of what you want, you are attracting wealth and abundance into your life!
And what precisely does this have to do with the power of gratitude attracting wealth and abundance?
The law of attraction, also called the "power of love", determines that this magnetic power that we all emit vibrates at a high frequency only when good feelings are emitted. This is because love has the maximum frequency conceivable, which is how come you often notice people who are associated in very satisfied marriages are additionally somehow able to attract wealth into their lives. This power of attracting wealth into your life has to do with the positive feelings you are emitting when you feel in high spirits. And no one who is genuinely feeling gratefullness is dissatisfied. When you feel the feelings of gratitude deep inside your soul, you automatically come to be happy and appreciative, emitting a high positive frequency!
The Magic of Gratitude with "Attracting Wealth and Abundance"...
The trick is to be grateful for all that you have, whether you possess it yet of not. Each morning before you get out of bed, shut your eyes and feel appreciation for the day ahead that you know will bring you pleasure. Then, come out of that and continue on to feeling happy and grateful for that which you do possess in your life already. It's important to have an exceptionally clear image in your head of what you desire. A "vision board" with a photo will help you in fixing it in your mind. Then, write down "I'm so glad and grateful now that ______" and explain in speech how this new thing in your life that you imagine is making you in high spirits. Not "will make" - but "making". You must feel the feelings of appreciation for what you possess before you have it. That is the secret. The number 1 way to start, of course, is to notice things to be grateful for that you possess in your life even now.
Since using this strategy, I have personally experienced the benefit of attracting wealth and abundance in my own life!
Here are a few progresses in my own individual life since I learned the secret to attracting wealth...
1 - We had a house fire in 2007 and our coverage paid for us to stay on the beach while our house was undergoing repairs. I put out any negative emotions relating to the fire in my head, and had felt just intensely happy and appreciative that we were able to hang out on the seafront, and I saw it as a drawn out vacation. Previously, all things in our home was falling apart, with mold-ridden counter tops, faulty air conditioning and torn carpets. Our house was remodeled with everything new, with carpeting, central air, kitchen counter tops. Furthermore we wound up with new and more improved TVs and audio equipment for my husband's entertainment business!
2 - My husband had lost his day job in 2008 and soon after had come to be handicapped, hence leaving me with the burden of supporting the family on my salary alone. I was grateful that we were yet together and I had the ability to support us, still with the small amount of income I was drawing in. I had just been employed at a new position only four months later and concentrated on how extraordinary it was that I had earnings coming in at all. He qualified for disability income in 2011 and a lot of money was sent to our bank account to pay for our former losses.
3 - This money advancing in made us feel acutely appreciative, by all means, and my spouse has currently been in touch with musicians from his past who appeared to simply "come out of the woodwork", and they introduced him to new musicians who are making it conceivable for him to be up and running with the life's work of his dreams by the time his disability runs out! He even received an email from an old buddy from "out of the blue" who let us enjoy his house for a free vacation on the beach last October!
4 - I had recently begun an online business in 2010, since I believed at the time that it would be up to me alone to bring in the family income. My daughter had brought me into it, by asking if we can chip in together on investments. I have been constantly happy and grateful that my daughter had delivered me to something that could actually draw me money in my golden years!