Internet Marketing Madness – 3 Sanity Saving Strategies For Your Online Business Productivity

There are a vast amount of elements to sift through on the internet and it is more than enough “stuff” to make you feel like you are going crazy. And while you are going nutty, your internet marketing efforts have not produced any return on your time and money investments.

Trying to figure out what marketing strategies are best for your MLM opportunity or which informational course you should purchase and implement, are all a part of the dynamics of doing business in this virtual environment. There is, however, some relief with these 3 Sanity Saving Strategies that will keep you off the cliff and keep you in business.

Clear the Clutter From Your Mind – As the saying goes “Garbage In, Garbage Out.” There is some truth to this saying, no matter how ugly the truth sounds. Before creating tactics for your business building strategies, it is just as important to have an organized space as it is to have organized thoughts and a “free” mind; free of distracting thoughts, free of unproductive “noise,” and free of negativity. You may have heard the importance of changing your mindset; and eliminating your mind of all things that will prevent you from achieving your goals. This will help prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. When people feel overwhelmed, they start doubting themselves; and then they what? They quit? They stop working towards their goals and stop managing their online business. Don’t let this happen to you.

Unsubscribe from the Junk - Several years ago, you were on a hunt; a hunt to find the perfect internet business. You soon discovered that the perfect internet business did not exist and that your earning potential was not reliant up your MLM’s compensation plan, but rather, based on your leadership, knowledge and perceived value. Your email in-box is still getting flooded with ancient old solicitations for “making millions” online and over hyped home based business opportunities. But why? Do you even open these emails? If not, delete and unsubscribe from these lists. Dedicate a couple of minutes each day to cleaning out your flooded email account so that when you do check your email, you are greeted with communications that you actually want to read and will help you with your business building goals. Only remain subscribed to the lists that you are able to find true value and inspiration from. If you haven’t read an email from a specific list in 2 years, what do you think you are missing? Absolutely nothing.

Multi-Tasking Is Overrated – There are only 24 hours in a day; I get it. However, multi-tasking can be counterproductive and actually can cost you more time. When you try to write emails, tweet on Twitter, write a blog post, make a video, all while cooking dinner and changing the baby’s diaper, you are destined to feel like you will never be able to achieve or complete any business building activities that will help you create a steady residual income. Don’t put too much on your plate at one time. Focus on one business building strategy at a time and complete an activity before you start another one. By doing this, you will feel a sense of accomplishment and you will want to work even harder on your business. You didn’t start an online business to drive yourself in to the ground and waste time. Remember to engage in activities that are going to build your business and refrain from becoming involved in “busy work.” If you remember these two things, not only will you be able to keep all of your hair, but you could also build a successfully business during the process.

5 Ways BEER Can Make Your Business Better

Here are 5 business lessons I learned from drinking beer.

1. Be Committed
Arthur Guinness founded the company in the mid 1700s. He signed a 9000 (no that’s not a typo) year lease on the brewery. 9000 years! He was so committed and devoted to his idea he backed it with a 9000 year time frame. How committed are you?

2. Have a Process
How long does it take to pour the perfect pint? 119.5 seconds. And yes, they said that extra half second is very important. Not only can they tell you how long it should take to pour a pint, but they can tell you what angle to hold the glass, what kind of glass to use, how far to fill up the glass and how long to wait before toping it off. They have taken the time to create and document the specific system needed to create the perfect product. What kind of systems and processes do you have in place to make sure you produce the perfect pint… er product every time?

3. Create a Special Language
So, cute Guinness marketing guy had a little contest. He showed us pictures of a few of their brands. Apparently it’s popular to mix the beers together. Now remember I’m a one drink wonder so I didn’t know this, but some common mixes have special names. The black & tan, the half & half, etc. They’ve created their own internal language so that clients and team members alike know exactly what they mean. Communication is crystal clear. How clear is communication in your organization?

4. Squash the Rumors
Guinness is a dark, heavy, fattening beer right? Eeeerrrr – WRONG. In fact it’s 125 calories and one of the lowest calorie beer options. Because it’s so dark, most people think it’s going to be overly filling and as calorie laden as a meal. What assumptions do people have about your company? Do they assume you are too expensive? Or too inexpensive and therefore you don’t have the advanced knowledge they are looking for? Or that you don’t have the right programs for them? Or that they have to be at a specific level to work with you? Figure out what people are saying about you and correct any misconceptions.

5. Protect Your Ideas
The harp is the symbol that appears on Guinness products. Apparently, the Irish government thought the harp was a good idea and was planning to make it their symbol. But, Arthur protected his idea by trade marking his harp before the Irish government could get their hands on it. Are you protecting your ideas? Just because you’re a small business doesn’t mean big business can kick you around. Educate yourself and use the tools that are available to protect what’s yours.

Who knew beer was so smart?

So where are you on the beer scale? Got it all together? Or are you secretly wasting time (and time is money) putting out fires, fixing miscommunications, checking and re-checking with team members to make sure everyone’s on the same page?

If that’s the case then here’s a 6th bonus lesson.

6. Engage in Your Business
Arthur Guinness engaged and invested in his business. He tightened up the ship with strong systems, created unique products (they use nitrogen instead of carbon dioxide like most beers) and made a decision to take action and be successful.

2012 Beth Schneider, Process Prodigy, Inc.

Home Water Purification Systems – Investing in Your Drinking Water and Health

Health is wealth, as the cliché goes. Indeed, the importance of investing on our health cannot be overemphasized. We invest on supplements that provide us with the vitamins and minerals that our bodies need, we purchase exercise equipment to get our bodies in shape, and we make sure that we drink eight glasses of water a day to keep our bodies hydrated. But, are we aware if the water we are drinking is indeed pure and safe?

While the water that comes out of your faucet may have undergone water treatment, you cannot be totally sure if it is free of elements that contaminate water especially that it has to pass through a long line of pipes. And, contaminants may have been carried along. The four general categories of contaminants in water supplies are the biological entities, the heavy metal, the organic chemicals, and the inorganic chemicals. Good thing advancements in technology have paved the way for water purification methods that help reduce or remove these contaminants from water supplies.

Another good thing is that you can monitor the purity of your own water supply. It is because home water purification systems have been made available. One of your options is to have a system that is installed at the point where your water supply enters your house. You can also opt to have several units around the house.

Moreover, there are systems that are considered as “bactericidal system.” This means that they have the ability to remove any microorganisms that are present in your water supply. Then there are systems that are labeled as “bacteriostatic system” and they slow the rate at which the microorganisms can grow in your water supply.

There are different companies that supply water purifying systems for homes. Before choosing the system, you have to take certain things into consideration. You have to be informed about which system is suited for your household. You have to consider how big your house is as well as your family. Of course, you have to consider the cost, but you may agree that it is not always about the cost. Many companies, however, provide affordable products and services, and all you have to do is research or solicit informed opinions from others. Also, having a system installed in your house would cost you less than buying and having bottled water delivered in your home. Furthermore, it is important to have your supply of water tested for specific contaminants.

There are different techniques used to purify your water supply, and these include carbon filtering, reverse osmosis, and ultraviolet (UV) water purification. They each have their own advantages and disadvantages, so you have to make an informed decision which suits your needs. UV water purification, for instance, can reduce or remove microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria from the water, but they do not remove heavy metals, chlorine, and other chemicals. Thus, as mentioned, it is important to have your water supply tested first.

Because of this need for pure water, water products such as demineralized water, distilled water, bottled water, and deionized water have been known. Their use does not end for drinking purposes, though; they also have industrial uses.

There is no doubt that high quality water is very important especially for our health. And one way of ensuring that the water we use is safe is by having a water purification system right in our very homes. There are debates going on concerning the purification of water that may get us confused. But at the end of the day, it is our own choices that matter and we have to make sure that those choices are made with an informed and sound judgment.