How Thought Creates Good or Bad Fortune
The thoughts you think and the feelings that follow them have an electromagnetic reality. The focus of your attention sets up a vibration of energy in your electromagnetic field that attracts experiences related to what you focus on. You may choose to focus your attention on particular ideas, yet subconsciously you may have conflicting thought-reactions to those ideas. This conflict is the root cause of what we often label “self sabotage.”
Rooting out subconscious beliefs is not a new idea to modern science. Uncovering the effects of past programming is the basis for the field of psychology. However, psychologists aim to alter our beliefs in order to change reactions to circumstances, whereas the Polynesian philosophy of Huna teaches that beliefs generate the circumstances, not just condition our experiences of them. Our discoveries about our deeply held beliefs can enable us to change our reality.
It is your beliefs—your thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and expectations—that draw to you everything you experience in form. It’s an established fact that an electromagnetic field surrounds you. It also flows through you like an electric current and actually magnetizes your thoughts and feelings so they attract forms that are like them. Every thought you think goes into this field. If you focus on an idea consistently, it becomes magnetized more strongly and, thus, has more power to attract that idea in form. How, then, can you reprogram your subconscious with new beliefs for attracting what you truly want?
It’s important to note that the conscious aspect of the mind is responsible for programming the subconscious. In Mastering Your Hidden Self, Dr. Serge Kahili King, a scholar of Huna, writes, “Conscious attention is a matter of choice; subconscious attention is a matter of habit…. The power to create your own reality is limited only by your conscious or unconscious beliefs about what is possible for you to achieve or experience and your ability to focus your attention toward the beliefs you choose…. Learning to consciously decide how to direct your thinking and keep the direction of your intent is a marvelous skill because all of your experience comes from that.”
The key, then, to manifesting your desires is the directing of both your conscious and subconscious attention toward a particular purpose with as little confusion and distraction as possible.
If you are satisfied with what you are experiencing, the quality of your relationships, and the amount of love, creativity, and success in your life, that’s great. If you aren’t, then, with the help of your vital energy, you need to shift your complete attention to a new pattern. The magic happens as you learn how to align your conscious and subconscious attention to achieve a specific purpose while directing a clear, continuous flow of energy toward your intention.
This is an excerpt from “The 7 Lost Secrets of Ecstasy and Success” by Dr. Kala H. Kos.
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By Katrina Sawa, JumpstartYourMarketing.com
Entrepreneurs, small business owners, independent contractors and anyone who needs to meet a lot of people and build relationships in order to promote and increase your business will value implementing Easy Yes Offers. Because marketing these days is useless without working at building the relationships with your clients, prospects, referral sources and contacts.
Making offers is a key component to building those relationships. You can do this if you’re a speaker or doing a speaking presentation or simply attending an event or conference.
The first key is to BE PREPARED To Make Offers.
Be prepared to make a sale (of any kind) no matter where you go. Have order forms in hand. Have ways to take credit cards, cash, checks and/or be able to give someone something to possibly get started; an application perhaps or easy way to book a call now, etc. BE PREPARED.
Then you want to have various types of offerings in my mind to be able to capture the various levels of people who are at different stages of interest for your product, program or service. One of those levels is pretty critical, it’s the Easy YES Offer™.
So, why have an Easy YES Offer first of all?
Need daily cash flow? That’s why! Want to recoup your investment in traveling to a speaking gig or doing a tradeshow on the spot? Have an easy yes offer!
What’s in your funnel?
5 Levels of What (could and should be) in Your Marketing Funnel:
Where to Begin When Planning Your Offers:
You have to practice, test and practice and test, over and over again and different audiences might require different easy yes offers. You may have to alter them, change them and revise them along the way. You’ll know when you have that easy yes offer, people will be throwing cash or their credit cards in your face or orders will come in like crazy online!
Examples of Easy Yes Offers™ (people always ask)
Be prepared to have a few different offers up your sleeve depending on which way the talk or conversation turns too.
Be prepared to alternate different offers depending on the size of the audience, investment of audience, length of your talk, or even the timeline of event or venue.
Finally, make sure you reverse engineer your offer so it’s designed to promote what you ultimately want to sell more of that could be higher priced.
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Emotional intelligence is a critical component of sales success. With awareness, knowledge, and building key skills, you can increase your emotional intelligence to close more sales.
Have you ever had a sales person talk their way out of a sale with you? You know your problem, are convinced of their solution and ready to go and they just keep on talking. They fill your head with so much information that somewhere along the way you lose interest. It now seems way too complicated and you need time to sort through the details.
How often do you do this with your potential clients?
Many sales people just like to hear themselves talk. They have a script to get through whether anyone is listening or not. Most often the script includes the products and how they resolve the client’s (assumed) points of pain.
Corrective Complex is the knee-jerk reflex we all have during many of our conversations. Corrections cover the spectrum from the desire to fix a problem, heal someone’s hurts, convert them to our beliefs, teach proper information and direct the overall outcome. It is said that typically 90% of all energy in conversations is devoted to convincing others of an opinion.
Think of all the recent conversations you’ve had. Can you think of people who seem to talk at you versus with you? Chances are you’ve done the same. This is an example of Corrective Complex in action.
When in Corrective Complex, you develop a complex, others develop a complex, and the conversation ends up becoming more complex than it needs to be.
Think about it this way—when someone corrects or directs you, especially on issues you know need action or change, what do you think is our instinctive response? It’s human nature to naturally want to do nothing—or worse—do the exact opposite.
How do you respond when someone interacts with you in Corrective Complex—wanting to fix, heal, convert, teach or direct you?
The opposite of the Corrective Complex is Collaborative Change. This occurs when both parties work together to resolve the issues at hand. It’s when everybody is intrinsically motivated to participate in change.
Collaborative Change requires trust that the client is an expert on themselves. You may have more knowledge, insights or experience; however, they are the ones who know what it takes to motivate them for change.
Collaboration makes getting things done so much easier because it calls in intrinsic motivation which is far more powerful than extrinsic correction and direction.
To increase the capacity for Collaborative Change, one must increase emotional intelligence. The key is to develop three skills: a robust emotional vocabulary, self-awareness, and empathy.
Robust emotional vocabulary is otherwise known as emotional literacy. This provides access to a broader set of words to describe feelings. It is the first step and primary sign of healthy emotional intelligence. It also helps build resilience.
Self-awareness is the conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives, and desires—knowing one’s internal states, preference, resources and intuitions. Self-awareness is the ability to monitor our inner world, our thoughts and emotions as they arise.
Empathy is the experience of understanding another person’s thoughts, feelings, and condition from their point of view, rather than from your own—the capacity to place oneself in another’s position.
EQTunement is the skill we need to avoid the Corrective Complex and move a conversation into Collaborative Change. To do this, we combine emotional intelligence and the act of attunement.
Here are the dictionary meanings of each:
Emotional Intelligence: the capacity to be aware of, express and control emotions – responding appropriately and helping others do the same.
Attunement: to bring into accord, harmony, or sympathetic relationship; simply sharing a common understanding and feeling.
Emotional intelligence is extremely important for success. It can be the single greatest determining factor when negotiating a sale. While this is true, combining it with attunement creates a powerful accelerator for Collaborative Change.
Putting these two skills together, we develop the ability of EQTunement. To achieve EQTunement, we want to communicate the following in every conversation:
Incorporating emotional intelligence key skills into your professional development and practicing the strategies that lead to Collaborative Change strengthen your ability to master sales conversations and close more sales.
How to get better results with your marketing messages
If you can write you can talk. This is often easier said than done. For some writing is not fun. In fact, some of the most well-spoken people I know have a block around writing, especially writing marketing copy.
My goal is to remove those blocks for you so you can write better copy, take back your marketing power by claiming your voice (in writing), and learn techniques to make the entire process less painful and more profitable.
I firmly believe that marketing is all about creating a strong relationship with your prime prospects and empowering them with information that supports hiring YOU or investing in your products and services.
Here’s where it gets a little tricky. Many view marketing as a necessary evil and writing marketing copy gets a bad rap because of this association. There are some valid reasons that people resist marketing. One in particular is that some marketers and copywriters use less than desirable techniques (like the problem, agitate and solve approach) that focus on poking at pain points to agitate angst and tap into painful emotional triggers to elicit a response. This approach often turns people off and, in fact, it can perpetuate buyer’s remorse.
After all, if we’re building relationships, shouldn’t we do that based on a solid foundation of trust not deceit or manipulation? I think so.
By keeping it real, applying my simple “Challenge. Solution. Invitation.™” framework, and learning some advanced copywriting techniques you can write better copy with a focus on PASSION points. This approach builds relationships and trust while positioning you as the authority in your industry. It also helps you stand out in a sea of manipulative, hard sell, marketing messages that simply aren’t working like they once did.
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…And How Purpose Determines Your Customers’ Buying Decisions
If you’ve noticed that you’re having to work harder and harder, give more and more away for free, to make a sale, or that you’re sales are down, stagnating even stuck, then you’ve landed on the the right page today, because I’m going to show you why that might be, and the very first thing you need to do to turn it all around.
Specifically I’ll show you why having certainty of purpose has become critical to your sales growth, particularly in the pivotal year of 2017, plus what to do to begin to infuse the magnetic sales power of purpose into your business.
You’ve probably noticed the market has dramatically changed and become more globally competitive? That trend has been happening since the advent of businesses using “Internet Marketing” to promote their products and sales.
That competition is now exploding as we speak because 2017 marks the transition from a baby boomer focused market to a Millennial focused market as Millennials as Gen Y come fully into their prime spending years, and baby boomers begin to retire.
Millennials are the largest generation in our history who have grown up in a global economy, think more about social justice and equity than any other generation, and therefore will affect market forces far greater than the baby boomers.
Millennials have dramatically different values, so they will dramatically change the market.
The global market is becoming increasingly multi-cultural. People don’t have to buy either their products or services from their local market or even websites within their own country. They can pretty much purchase from anywhere in the world.
I notice these big shifts in my business in the past few years as I use to have clients from New Zealand, Australia, The United States and Europe. Now have clients from the Sudan, South Africa, Hong Kong and India. They’re not choosing to work with a local mentor, they’re choosing a global mentor.
Your prospective clients and customers might be choosing global service and product providers too? This all means so much more competition; and a huge variety of cultures and values in the market place.
“But one value that is increasingly bringing us all together as one, making things very simply for us in our marketing messaging, is the value of purpose beyond making money.”
The idea that we all have a higher purpose to the work we do, rather than going out to make money, has reached critical mass. Our Higher Purpose is where we make the biggest difference, impact the most people, inspire trust and a sense of belonging and connection with prospective clients. When you infuse your Higher Purpose into your business model and messaging you have no competition, only a niche you were born to serve and prosper in, and a whole bunch of people who can be positively impacted by the product or service you offer.
Consumers have been for some time now increasingly making buying decisions based on the purpose and the social good footprint of the company they’re buying from. If you can buy milk from a company that is organic, has a reduced carbon footprint, and has a social give back policy, consumers are increasingly more likely to buy from that company.
The industrial mercenary money making model has gone. That’s why people who are still building their businesses based on this model are struggling, and finding their products and services more and more undesirable.
The Edelman Trust Barometer, 2013 showed how purpose had increased as a purchasing decision between 2008 – 2013 by 26%. In their 2016 Barometer report of a global general population, purpose has become even more important. A whopping 50% of the population surveyed cited they don’t trust a company that has no “Contribution To The Greater Good”. That’s half the world’s adult population!
45% cited they trusted a company because they contributed to the “Greater Good.” 40% trusted companies that allowed them (the consumer) to feel like a productive member of society. These are huge statistics and should provoke deep thought into how you will position yourself in a global market that is demanding purposeful greater good values.
The baby boomer value system of convenience and progress no matter what the cost to social justice, the environment or social equity has gone folks.
It hasn’t only retired.
You all know that someone has to know, like and trust you before you’ll make a sale right? So your purpose and your social good message contribution to the greater good need to be part of your business structure; your business plan and strategy; your messaging and marketing; your social and/or environmental impact; your offers; and your brand in order to build that trust, become more likeable, and make more sales!
If you want to increase your sales in this new social values economy you need to increase your trust factor by knowing and communicating your personal purpose and life mission within your business structure and messaging.
Purpose is no longer a hippie pursuit. It’s as critical to making sales as generating and closing leads is. In fact purpose will determine more and more whether you will generate leads and close them, over your global competition.
If you don’t want to get lost in all of that change and global competition, then it is imperative that you find your unique place at this Universal Picnic Table of Life – ie: Your Purpose for being here and being in business at the level of the greater good your business provides. This is called Social Business or Social Entrepreneurship which is outperforming and outgrowing traditional business models and entrepreneurship by as much at 30%, according to a Manchester University study a few years ago.
Knowing your purpose and how to integrate that in your business should be a top priority if you’re wanting to increase your sales. There is detail contained within your purpose that can not only give you certainty of direction, but it can turn things around for you in as little as 3 weeks. Like my client Lisa. She integrates certain elements of her purpose and life’s mission into her business and within 3 weeks it catapults her to Online Internet Guru status being recognized by Google. Or Katea who increased her sales by 200% within 6 weeks.
Rather than focus on form of what you’re doing, focus on foundation of what you’re here to do – first.
So you have a decision to make. In your efforts to build likability and trust for prospective clients and customers.
1 – Will you continue to follow a mercenary sales model and hope you don’t become a dinosaur or buggy whip maker?
2 – Or do you take time now to clarify your purpose, how you’re here to make the biggest difference, and how do you integrate that into your business so your company trust factor goes up, and therefore your sales?
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