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Friday, December 31, 2010

Burning Bowl Ceremony

Since today is the last day of 2010 and tomorrow begins a new year, I knew exactly what I wanted to write for you. It is a technique I learned some time ago, used and found to be very effective. Ironically, Randy Gage, author of Randy's Success and Prosperity Blog, had the same idea. He wrote a blog about it as well as created a video. Since he said everything I would have said and explained everything so well, I will let him deliver the message to you.

Giving Yourself a Fresh Start by Randy Gage

January 1st is a great time to give yourself a fresh start.  And one of the best ways to do that is to conduct a “burning bowl” ceremony.

This is a process where you figuratively and literally release and burn the things you want to leave behind.  Then you replace them with the things you want instead.  So for example you may release overeating and replace it with exercise, or let go of revenge and replace it with love.  I do this every New Years Eve, and sometimes do it again during the year.  It’s powerful positive programming for your subconscious mind.

Folks, whether or not you do the Burning Bowl ceremony, do give yourself a clean slate for the new year. Best wishes for your most incredible year every. As we say in Hawaii, Hauoli Makahiki Hou!  Janet

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Confidence is a Key by Chris Brogan

As we wrap up 2010 and prepare for 2011, master blogger and entrepreneur Chris Brogan gives us the practical “how to” advice that can make a difference in all the years to come. Chris Brogan is President of Human Business Works, a company dedicated to equipping you for business success. He also blogs at http://chrisbrogan.com Janet

If there’s any particular personal trait that’s brought me forward more than any other, it would be confidence. Everything I’ve done in the last several years has come from building up my own confidence a step at a time. Everything I’ve accomplished comes from confidence. Here’s a quick video I shot about it for you: Chris

Great advice from Chris. Will you follow it?

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

How to Get What You Want by Janet Callaway

Here are two powerful keys to help you get what you want.

1. Admit that you want it. Seems obvious, doesn't it? However, far too many people are unwilling to acknowledge that they want something. This applies to relationships, learning new skills like marketing with social media or social networking, athletic achievements, losing weight or even building a home business or network marketing business.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

How to be the CEO of Your Life by Janet Callaway

Sounds good, doesn't it? The CEO of Your Life means that you are in charge, you make the decisions; you're in control of your life. Guess what, you already are the CEO of Your Life; you already have 100% responsibility for whatever happens in your life. You need to recognize it, accept it and take action.

If you were a Company, you would be doing year end reviews and planning for next year. As the CEO of You, it is time for you to do the same. Let's begin.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Let Go to Have by Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

It may sound contradictory yet it's so true. Richard Bach, author of the best sellers Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions: Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah says it this way: “Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours.” Let's take a look at how this might show up in your home business or network marketing business.

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

How to Make 2011 Your Best Year Ever by Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

2010 is drawing to a close and the promise of 2011 is drawing near. This is the time of year when people think about how next year will be different. Unfortunately, just thinking about how it will be different, will not make it so. If you want it to be different, you have to think about it, plan it and then action--consistently!

On December 20th, Mari Smith, dubbed the “Pied Piper of Facebook” by FAST Company and a “go to” lady for most all things social media or social networking, wrote a terrific article on what she does to plan for each year. Below are a few excerpts from her post which I particularly like. For your convenience, I have included the link to that blog post because from there you will be able to connect to Chris Brogan's similar post. He chooses 3 words each year; in his blog post, he explains the how and why of them.

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Mele Kalikimaka from Janet Callaway

Let me begin by wishing you the gifts of the season—Peace, Hope and Love—to last the whole year through.

Today as you are celebrating this special day with family and friends, take a moment to give thanks for the people who are NOT at home celebrating with their families and friends. Instead, they are working today to keep you healthy and protected. Please join with me in acknowledging and appreciating the military, medical personnel, fire and police departments who give their time for us.

May you be surrounded by the love and laughter of family and friends; find beauty in all things great and small and know always the Joy of Appreciation.

Mahalo for being a faithful reader of this blog; I appreciate you. Mele Kalikimaka. Janet

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Friday, December 24, 2010

“For the Man Who Hated Christmas” by Nancy W. Gavin

In the spirit of giving, caring and sharing, enjoy this wonderful Christmas tradition. Click on the website for details on how you can participate. Janet

For The Man Who Hated Christmas... from Giving101 on Vimeo.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

How to Create Powerful Affirmations by Janet Callaway

Earlier this year, the video clip in this post circulated. It had a powerful impact on everyone who watched it. At this time of the year, many people are thinking about changes they want to make in their lives for next year, new year's resolutions as well as other promises to themselves. Before connecting you with the clip, let me give you a couple of thoughts along with two book recommendations.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Recession Proof Business That's the Last Bastion of Free Enterprise by Janet Callaway

Strong statement for a powerful industry—the network marketing/direct selling industry. In this economy, it is more important than ever to understand the strength of this industry and its history. When you do, you will appreciate why world-renowned economist Paul Zane Pilzer, a highly successful social entrepreneur and author of nine best selling books, believes this industry is unstoppable.

He sees this industry as recession proof vs. what we see happening in the auto, real estate and most other industries these days.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

5 Leadership Lessons from Geese by Janet Callaway

To build a successful business in most any industry, a person must become a leader. Yet, with experts often giving conflicting advice, becoming a leader is difficult. Being a good leader is even harder. If we are patient, observe and think we oftentimes find that Mother Nature gives us the very answer that we seek.

She does it again with the leadership lessons of geese. Most all of us have either seen in person or in pictures, geese flying in the “V” formation. When you understand the Why of the formation, you will have learned valuable leadership and teamwork lessons.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

You are Enough! By Janet Callaway

Earlier this year, Brene Brown, research professor at the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work, gave the following talk at a TEDx event. For the past ten years she has studied a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness posing questions re authenticity, worthiness, imperfection, vulnerability and connection.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

What is Social Media by Kimberly Castleberry

Recently my friend Kimberly Castleberry was awarded quite an honor. Her blog http://just-ask-kim.com was named, by voters, “The Best of the Best” and came in #1 on the Top 50 MLM Blogs list. Though the category was NWM/MLM, Kim's blog goes way beyond that topic. Her blog is an excellent resource for all things about social media. Her explanation of What & Where is Social Media and How to Use it for Marketing is excellent for newbies and the experienced alike. Janet

Social Media (SM) has lately developed a lot of buzz for anyone looking either to promote something (often themselves) or to stay current on the latest news trends. The questions most often asked are: “What is Social Media”, “Where is Social Media”, and “How to use social media for Marketing.”

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

12 Lessons from Nike to Help Build Brand Awareness by Colleen Coyne

inbound marketing,

Colleen Coyne recently posted this on Hubspot's Blog. She does a great job using Nike and its commercial to demonstrate what we should do with our marketing to build our brand awareness. Hats off to Colleen! Janet

Nike is famous for creating commercials that make you want to jump out of your chair or off the couch and go do something. "It" to be specific. I was doing some research (I promise, boss) on the importance of preparation when I came across this Nike commercial for Nike.com.hk. It struck me that pretty much every two-word cue they include can be applied directly to inbound marketing. My ideas are below.  What do you think

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Friday, December 17, 2010

7 Truths of Network Marketing by Michael Clouse

Years ago, business consultant, author and trainer Michael Clouse wrote an excellent article on “The 7 Truths” of the Network Marketing industry. Though time has moved forward, technology and social media are moving center stage, the basics of the business remain the same. Janet

A wise man once defined success as a refined study of the obvious. How true. Most of what we need to know, say, and do to achieve mastery in Network Marketing could be easily taught—and understood—by a 12 year-old.

Why then are we making this business so difficult?

Let’s agree to start teaching The Seven Truths of Network Marketing to those who actually want to create their own destiny, and leave the rest of the world alone.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

3 Social Marketing Tips by Janet Callaway, The Natural Networker

Social media marketing changes so quickly that this article could well be called “3 Social Marketing Tips of the Hour.” Within the past couple of weeks, Facebook changed its profile pages, twitter reached 100 million users and Bing 90 million users. Mashable's list of “what's new” is about 30 items per day—and those are just the major items.

While the “how to” will change, the basics are remain the same.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Eagle, You and Change by Janet Callaway | The Natural Networker

The American Bald Eagle.

What a majestic and an inspiring symbol. Any of us involved with personal development and coaching, know Jim Rohn's famous comment about the fact that you can dress a duck up in an eagle jacket, send it to eagle school and it will still be a duck.

Jim also taught us that for “things to change, you have to change.”  After you read this story, decide if you have the heart of an eagle; decide if you will change.

The Eagle has the longest life-span of its species living up to 70 years. However, to reach this age, the Eagle must make a hard decision in its 40's. Its long, flexible talons can no longer grab prey; its long sharp beak becomes bent.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Expect—The Success Word by Janet Callaway, The Natural Networker

If you were to interview achievers in business, sports, the arts or any other endeavor, and ask them to pick a single word which best describes the reason for their success, no doubt you would hear the word Expect repeatedly. When each of them thought about whether or not they would be able to achieve their goal, they knew they could and would achieve it. If you Expect Success and act accordingly, you will achieve that success.

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and Expect to Win.” Zig Ziglar

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Information: Are you an Addict or a User? By Janet Callaway The Natural Networker

No doubt about it, we're in the information age. Everywhere you look information is readily available in whatever form you want. With the click of a button you can have print books, e-books, reader books, CDs, DVDs, webinars and audios delivered to you for free, for a great price or for an exorbitant price.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Everyone and No One by Seth Godin

Simple words with a powerful message by Seth Godin who is also a natural networker. Remember them when you are making the choices in your life. 

Two things are always not true:

Everyone likes this.

No one likes this.


If you try to please everyone, the few you don't delight will either ruin your day or ruin your sense of what sort of product you should make.

And if you believe the critic who insists that no one is going to like what you made, you will walk away from a useful niche.

One other thing: Sometimes it's easy to confuse, "the small cadre of people I want to impress because my ego demands that this 'in' group is important," with "everyone." They're not the same.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Be Your Own Hero by Anthony Iannarino

Earlier this week on Escape Velocity, Anthony Iannarino was a guest poster of Chris Brogan's Escape Velocity blog. Anthony's message is so powerful and important, that I wanted to share it with all of you to help spread the word.

Janet, The Natural Networker

Be Your Own Hero

It sounds arrogant, doesn’t it? This week at my Toastmasters meeting, I was given two minutes to give an extemporaneous answer to the questions: “Who is your hero? And why are they your hero?” Without skipping a beat and without delay, I answered: “I am my own hero.”

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Friday, December 10, 2010

6 Simple Things for Success in Network Marketing by Janet Callaway

Yes, that's right; only 6 simple things are needed for success in Network Marketing. Having been successfully involved in this industry for almost two decades, I truly appreciate the simplicity of the way one of my mentors and dear friend Cindy Samuelson defined the 6 simple things that will enable anyone to achieve their goals. Having earned millions and millions of dollars, Cindy always says that she only does 6 simple things every day to build her business, however, she does them exceedingly well. Follow this advice and live life on your terms.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

What Is Social Media By Janet Callaway

Simply put, social media is a way of people communicating online. Using free tools and platforms, people connect 1-to-1 or 1-to-many. People use social media for both personal and business reasons.

With social media, what used to be word of mouth quite quickly becomes World of Mouth. Studies show that people trust peer recommendations 78% vs. only 14% for advertisements. Let's look at how this works in action with social media.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

10 Leadership Quotes

Leadership blogger Terry Starbucker who promotes the concept of “half-fullism” and uses as his tag line “dealing with the literal world in a positive way” is a gifted writer who consistently shares solid content. A couple of days ago he wrote a post sharing his favorite leadership quotes. Since he told me I could borrow it to share with you, here it is. Enjoy Janet

My (Terry Starbucker) 10 Favorite (and Most Effective) Leadership Quotes

One of my favorite things to do as a leader is make a big speech or presentation.   The kind that is designed to “jazz up” and inspire the team. I’ve been delivering them on a regular basis for the past 8 years in my (soon-to-be) former position as an SVP of Operations, and throughout that time I have sprinkled a few famous quotes here and there, to really bring home the point I was trying to make.

These quotes are quite useful because of their eloquence, and the way they bring a certain gravitas to the discussion.

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How to Save on your Taxes with a Home Based Business By Janet Callaway

Did you know that your Uncle Sam will actually pay you to start a home based business? That's right, Congress has approved over 100 tax benefits that are available ONLY to home based business owners. These deductions, found in the Federal Tax Code, are 100% legal and 100% audit proof.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

6 Universal Principles of Social Influence by Janet Callaway

Years ago I listened to an audio cassette program that has had a lasting impact on me. Instant Influence: The Pscychology of Persuasion by Dr. Robert Cialdini was the name of the program. The information has since been included in his book Influence: Science & Practice as well as Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive co-authored with Noah J. Goldstein and Steve J. Martin.

Because his work explains why we (you, me, all of us) react a certain way in a given situation, I have become a better communicator and more effective in helping others. When you read these 6 principles, guaranteed you will have an “ah ha” moment.

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12 Mondays to Changing your Life by Janet Callaway

Internationally known leadership consultant, educator, speaker and author of more than twenty books David Cottrell gives terrific advice in Monday Morning Choices. He tells you, and I agree, that if you change your Mondays you can change your life. What he suggests is that each Monday you focus on one personal and positive choice for the week. 

Following are his timeless and proven principles for successful living; I have selected one quote for each choice.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

What do you expect? By Tamsen McMahon

Tamsen McMahon, Director of Digital and Strategic Initiatives at Sametz Blackstone Associates, a Boston-based brand strategy firm, writes a post that is especially appropriate for this season. At this time of reflection, it is important for us to realize our ability to control how we see the world, how we see our work and how we see ourselves. Janet

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

World's Top Social Media Sites by Cindy Carver

Cindy Carver, a contributing columnist for Socialnomics researched and wrote this interesting post on the world's top social media sites.

What are the top social media sites in the world?  Below is a list of the world’s top social media sites.  Some are networks like Facebook, while others focus on a niche like photos, country, age, dating, etc.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

You Can't Move Ahead by Looking at the Past by Chris Brogan

In yesterday's post I spoke about the importance of keeping the doors open for business during the holidays. In today's post, I am going to have master blogger and best selling author Chris Brogan of Escape Velocity, speak to you about looking forward to move ahead. His post is especially timely because at this time of the year many people have regrets about what they didn't do, didn't accomplish. Get over it. You can't change the past. Pay attention to what Chris says. Janet

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

7 Ways to Show your Genuine Self Online by Janet Callaway

Genuine people are sought after both offline and online because of the way they treat others. Someone who is genuine can have the loftiest of titles or no title at all. A genuine person is someone who is truly interested in others; someone who listens and hears what others have to say. Genuine people are comfortable with themselves, can laugh at themselves, are open, approachable and accepting of others. Genuine people are the people you want to have relationships with and do business with because you know them, you like them and you trust them.

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