Sunday, March 23, 2014

Knocked Unconscious

Boy, I have to tell you I'm so excited about not being knocked out of social media, business opportunities and life. There are many among us that make a conscious decision to give up and quit for various reasons. For example, it is to hard to continue, time consuming and it will never work. Well, quitting knocks you out before results. Lets take rowing upstream like the image below.
Let's imagine at the end of this beautiful lake their is a drop. What decision will you make? There are not many choices, however, a choice must be made to quit and fall off the drop, or put a potential plan in place that will help you survive even if an injury occurs. Quitting is an option but, not the best choice. There's a saying keep your eye on the prize it is a biblical principal but works in any thing we do. Our goal is to maintain drive, stay focus and render negative ideologies helpless. The question becomes, how does one render negative ideologies helpless?
       1. Starve negative thoughts by overwhelming selection of positive affirmations
       2. Network with positive people 
       3. Stay focused on your personal goals
Here's a quote I love by Henry Ford
This quote suggest the following, no matter what you think it will happen. If you think like a quitter you will never accomplish anything, meaning you'll quit before the results manifest. If you think you can, the results are already visualized, it is a manner of putting action behind your thought. 
I'm Carolyn Coleman-Grady

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Huddle-up:It's Game Time

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.
     To give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody. This quote is amazing, it crosses both business and personal lines. Group achievement includes performing the task at hand with the same mindset as it relates to goals, and problem-solving. It takes teamwork, team spirit and team success. Breaking these connections results in poor outcomes. Business owners love great results. Your business should provide you with progressive reports which indicate your business outcomes. 
  • Just like basketball, the stats are the report card of the players performance.  Basketball players desire high scores. These stats include shooting, rebounding, assist, steals, turnovers, and free throw percentage just to name a few. What if you developed a report card that indicates your business performance? The question becomes, How is your performance? For example, how often are you engaging with current prospects, and new affiliates? Just like the game of basketball the captain must guide, support and encourage the team. This is an important part of winning the game. What's your business score.
  • Developing a winning attitude begins with the coach. For example, a coach must understand discipline, and motivation which in turns inspires, and establish trust. Players must trust their coach, it is an important component of any relationship. Imagine in the days of kareem Abdul-Jabbar or any basketball team, had it not been for adequate coaching the success of the team is rendered ineffective. Similarly like the Lakers at this date and time. However, these inadequacies can turn around with proper guidance, motivation and support.                                           
  • Mastering a winning attitude in business takes work. It requires self-motivation, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and a action plan. Basketball players learn their strengths early but, success comes with practice, strategies and a willingness to accept guidance from both the coach and team leaders. A successful business. includes detailed, realistic goals, and plans that create growth. Just as the basketball teams prepare to win, so does the business team. The key is strategies that move your team forward. Taking the ball passing it to your teammates and utilizing the entire court. Basketball players like business owners loss when the game become a one man show. I like to call them hog the ball leaders, this type of player forgets the importance of huddling and including the other team mates. 
  •          A team huddle is very important, it bonds team members and creates close connections. Like groups on facebook, when set-up correctly, each member succeeds. Groups promote traffic, increase potential prospects, and friendship.  Team growth is imperative in business.  Basketball is so exciting, the energy is high and each team member wants to win. Business owners must have the same winning attitude. Remember this quote       
  •   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar       
    Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.
I'm Carolyn Coleman-Grady

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mentors-Mentorship building effective relationships

Carolyn Coleman-Grady
Better Web Builder

“A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” – Unknown
Are you the best at what you do?  Try reaching out to a mentor.  Today I wanted to speak to mentoring.     I found it beneficial to identify important qualities in one who professes to be a mentor.   Seek mentors who have a listening ear, and are willing to guide you in your learning process.  Whether it is business or training for an event. One of the key characteristic of a mentor, is listening, and effective communication. According to Entwistle (2000), “There are three main approaches to learning: deep, surface or strategic learning. 

Entwistle, describes deep learners as intrinsically motivated students, striving to understand and seek meaning from their work and studies.  Surface learners are described as being motivated by a fear of failure and a desire to simply satisfy the demands of the curriculum.  Such an approach usually results in poor understanding with minimal sense of lasting achievement or satisfaction (Kell and Owen 2009). We want to have lasting learning and understanding to perfect the challenges in building our business. Success in learning anything, comes from an effective mentor.

An effective mentor assesses the needs, builds a relationship of trust, and guides the mentee toward goals.  A mentor will assist in developing a plan of action that will move the mentee toward success.  It is important that the mentor be aware of jargon language and judgments.  Mentors answer questions, provide guidance and encouragement.  Mentors are available and willing to assist in the growth of the mentee. Patience is what builds strong relationships.

Mentors must have patience, when mentee’s become anxious and project self-criticisms, mentors should inject words that will reduce the mentee’s fears, and anxiety. This helps reduce anxiety and redirects the mentee's focus. There are lots of mentors who claim to be supportive, active and participatory in the success of the mentee.  However, this is not always true.  It is important to identify your needs.  Determine how the mentor can help. Once you have decided that a mentor is needed then begin the search by asking question/.  Mentors are valid and have existed for many years.  It is up to you to seek and find the mentor that will stretch you in areas you have not exercised before namely the ‘brain.’

Additional methods of learning include reading blogs from other business leaders, gathering ideas from other business owners that interest you. It is equally important to have an open mind, and having the ability to recognize your strengths and weaknesses. Growing pains come as knowledge increases, it takes understanding to success in anything. Mentoring works when the mentor is able to capture the learners attention. Guidance, listening ear and patience are key.

Entwistle N (2000) Approaches to studying and levels of understanding: the influences of teaching and assessment. In: Radford J. ed, The experience of learning. 2nd
edn. Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Ibotoolbox- Traffic that's what they all say

Carolyn Coleman-Grady

March 2, 2014

                            Ibotoolbox Rocks it is the stair of the internet come and see how Ibotoolbox
                            Will work for your business the members are great, the business platform is fun
                            And you advertise your business for free. Check the ratings out on Google.
                            Visit the link

                What are the benefits of Ibotoolbox?
1.       Free advertisement
2.       Free Widgets and Tools
3.       96% target views to your business
4.       Building associate relationships
5.       Leads and prospects
6.       Training
7.       Help & support
8.       Featured Member of the Day
9.       Blogging
10.   Credit rewards
11.   Contributor options
12.   Indexing

Ibotoolbox is a free advertising platform and per Paul Williams the creator it will never cost to use the platform. 

Why I recommend

Since I have been a member, my primary business Better Web Builder has increased by 45%.  I think one thing I love about Ibotoolbox is the members.  The members here are supportive, participate and encourage one another.  You will learn a lot about running ads, advertising and writing blogs.  Reading and sharing the content of others will help anyone understand how the platform works.  There are help videos and webinar training sessions that will increase your understanding of the platform.

Who would pass up a free advertising platform? Not me.  This is a great business decision.  New members are joining every day.  The platform continues to grow.  There’s a great future here on Ibotoolbox and I recommend you join today.  A free advertising platform for your business why pass up this opportunity?

How do you join?

Click the link below and complete your profile. Choose a picture that expresses you, one with a smile, were you are joyous and causes viewers to take a closer look. Find a picture that shows your kindness I recommend a picture that reflects your business.  If your product is fitness, it makes since to have on appropriate fitness training attire.  If you are a Realtor one suggestion is a business suit, and tie.  Whatever you choose to wear make it a great photo be sure your profile is not an egg, or a cartoon character.  Remember when others review your profile they are looking to see if your business is legitimate, and live. So choose wisely.

What is next now that I’ve joined?

Now that you have joined, you will receive 100 points once your profile is completed.  This converts to 500 credits to get you started with advertising your business. View the members advertising example it will help you.  When advertising your link it is important to use http it goes first.  A link with just   www and your website is not click able. It must be    
I hope this is helpful for you to get started thanks for stopping by join my blog by clicking the link above.

Carolyn Coleman-Grady-Ibo toolbox rocks.