Self-confidence as a skill

TEDx Talks

Published on Jan 13, 2012

I had heard this before from another speaker that described self-confidence as a skill. A brain training of mind over soul destroying self-talk. I ran with this new idea, I did not need to be born with confidence, I could develop it, teach myself some skills to shut down the self-talk and replace with the information I need to focus my energy on.

In networking for myself, my self-doubt nose dives into the mud. Feelings about what value I have to offer is not interesting enough for others to listen to what I bring to the table.

Branding myself, self-doubt takes over about my message does this work for others, will others like these ideas. or the best one; no one will like my message, colors, or even name.

Action Begins Success
Published on May 15, 2017

What I forgot to do, was to keep practicing building on my self-confidence. This is not a one and done teaching, this is roll up your sleeves and keep attacking the negative thoughts with bigger and better thoughts.

So here is how I do this, I need to get out of the house, away from the people chattering garbage into my ears. Put on my headset and start walking. Listen to great speakers and motivators. Then listen again!

When do you stop? I don’t know, maybe after I wear out another pair of shoes.

Taking Care of Business…Learn Something New!

This week I’m researching marketing tips to implement in social media strategies.

In scanning for a YouTube video to review, I want to find a speaker that gets to the nuts & bolts of what their video has to offer. Tyson Zahner hit amazing action words like dominate, attract, and buy that spoke to me. As the viewer that spiked my curiosity to give him 2 minutes to see what Tyson can share with me.
As a prospect to his knowledge, he disclosed his strategies to 5 questions to ask yourself about how your marketing your product and is your method inspiring the buyers to purchase your product?

I believe that taking the time to discover a new strategy from other people that are in your industry should be incorporated in your ‘things to do’ for your business. Tyson shares 5 strategies that you can implement into your marketing immediately!

Tyson Zahner
Published on October 24, 2018

Add your Social Media Marketing tips in the comments. Share your link to your amazing content in the comments!

Don’t forget to like or share this review if you think others can learn something new for their marketing strategies!

The Money Side of Creating a Business

It was time to put pencil to paper and learn how to create a cash flow analysis. This is a valuable tool to look at your resources, expenses, areas of improvement, and times of shortages.

Thinking creatively to find ways to generate revenue, ways to avoid adding unnecessary new debt, or taking time to enjoy success because you took the time to research about smart finances and operating a business!


Published on Jul 2, 2018

Taking Care of Business

I am always looking for advice, methods, and hacks to simplify my life by design…

I have found that life turns to continuous situations of ongoing chaos. There seem to be days that run into each other, continually doing things, but with no structure or design to my day, life begins to feel like lost days, I cannot remember any essential details or any accomplishments for your effort.
Then it is time to take control of the areas of your world that you can manage! A morning routine, with thoughtful ideas on ways to improve the quality of how to start your day, will have positive effects on how to handle the rest of the day.
So I love to find things that make life just a little bit better!

Credit to InspirationWordLove

This infographic is fantastic for designing your start of the day.

Have an idea? Let’s hear it. Share your comments below. Share your link in the comments!

Sharing 8 of My Business Links I’ve been Hoarding!

8 Ways to Take Care of Business

Since I have stepped out of real life to go back to school to take business and social media marketing classes, I possess a collection of websites and resources for future use. So I have concluded to stop hoarding and share of my favorite links!

I am going to pay-it-forward and share the hard work these authors put into their articles!

Some the links I did not know how to obtain the information it provides. Other links I was totally unaware of how valuable the knowledge was they offered. Others I stumbled on that defiantly was worth keeping for future use.

Business Resources

  1. Learn how to use Google Adwords to improve your rankings
  2. From Smart Insights learn how to use Google Analytics
  3. Running out of ideas of how to ask for ‘comments, likes, and shares’ for your posts. Check this out from Mannix
  4. Social Media law and 5 things you should know from LegalZoom
  5. Going Viral on Pinterest: Driving Big Traffic and Making Pinterest a Real Marketing Solution article from Mozz
  6. How to price your products – a simple formula from Launch Grow Joy with pricing calculator
  7. What is a title tag? explained by Moz
  8. Building Deep Links Into E-Commerce Product Pages article by Moz

More to come…

Don’t keep this to yourself! These are great links to articles to share with other business peeps working online.

Do you have some links you have been hoarding also? Did you write a useful article also?

Add your links to valuable information in the comments!

Business Reviews, The Power is in the Feedback!

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Are you missing out how to make business reviews a powerful resource to optimize your business. Do you shy away from looking at reviews for fear of the negative comments that are hurting your business, then STOP taking a back seat, take the wheel and find out how to work these resources!

Get reviews on Google


Find all the sites that have reviews of your business and verify you are the owner. Then make sure your contact information is current and details are consistient across in all these sites.  Fill in desriptions and details of services provided. Add pictures, visuals are always an easy selling point for trust. Use keywords to help searches being done by customers find your business.

6 Ways to Make Online Reviews Work for Your Business


If you want to have big impact on the role reviews play in boosting conversions, you have to put the time. Think about this, the more reviews a product has, the more social proof and credibility your business has, which converts to a trust factor for customers.

Make your product stand out from the competion, create as many organic means to find your services.

Some simple strategies can be followed that can drive up your rankings in searches, build trust in the commuinty, and find your customers. Many online customers while in their searching, turn to reviews when looking for new services or products, so ingoring what is happening in your reviews could possibly be influeincing customers decisions to stay away from your business.

How Positive Customer Reviews Can Help Your Business


The good, the bad, the ugly will help you look at how your business is doing, but also what people are saying about you. Feedback will help you evaluate the areas of your business that needs work or if things are running excellent. There is a social trust that follows the reviews people are making about you.

Neglecting your reviews could be costing you loyatly and profits. Do not stand by and let reviews be your branding talking voice!

What Yoga Taught Me About Business, Bravery & Bras



DO NOT discount the power of the  Groupon in having a life-changing moment!

This inspirational Ted talk about women in business, given by Harriet Minter, sharing how powerful women in business lack confidence and bravery.

Harriet explains how this makes no sense since women tend to get better grades in school and now there are more women attending universities than men.

Harriet explains her journey of her horrifying first experience is doing yoga and mistakenly entered an advanced class of power yoga changed her meaning of adventure, success, and bravery as to overcome challenges and find success!


Twitter to Enhance Marketing and Promoting

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Using Twitter as a micro-blog to your relevant content of the business is a tool that widespread in many industries from small businesses, to celebrities, to the White House! A few of the reasons that businesses found Twitter useful in their marketing goals is to stay top of mind, promote loyalty rewards programs and share coupons and or bargains.

So one way, Twitter can be used to create content that will is retweeted so that a varied audience might discover their business. This strategy follows making Tweets that are funny, educational, or relevant to current topic trends. Then tweet a ‘call to action’ post. Sharing a special discount, attending an event, or check out their website. This could mean following a 9/10 tweeting posts; fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun, call to action.

Use #Hashtags to promote is another way to spread to a broader audience. This plan is to create a list of words that apart of your industry culture that another person would use looking up topics. Then include these words in tweets. So write a micro-blog tweet trailed with a stream of #hashtags to catch a twitter follower.

Using other people’s content is another avenue to add material that is relevant to your industry. Look for subjects that might be interesting, humorous, or inspires an emotional reaction. The goal again the potential to be retweeted, liked, followed, or be seen in new demographics that possibly gain a new traffic to your doors.

Make your Business Kickass with LinkedIn!

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So you are following the rules to promote your business, read all the books for dummies. Still, you need more. It is time to excited about your business, spread the enthusiasm to gain a new audience because you are a rockstar in your industry…and people need to know it!

So three quick ideas to add more life to your LinkedIn profile!

Update your status on a regular basis. This will give your audience the feeling of activity.  In the article “5 Steps to Market Yourself on LinkedIn,” you should follow an 80/20 guide. That is changing your post once a week and 8 out of 10 posts should incorporate your brand.

Online Resume is that always working even when you are not, so take the time to keep this update.  Lifehack’s article :

16 Useful LinkedIn Tips to Promote Yourself

This goes without saying, and yet, so many choose to leave their profiles incomplete. On a platform built for professionals, an incomplete profile makes you look like anything but that.

  • Make the time to make sure that your history (summary, education, and work) is complete.
  • Give those who would like to connect with you the ability to connect with you on multiple platforms, and add your websites and contact information as well.
  • Remember to add samples of your work as well.


Update and plugin more skills are helpful for a quick reference to how you add value. Since you can add more skills than the suggestions from LinkedIn, but you need ideas, take time to other at other peoples skills to brainstorm skill descriptions. A great way to add a few new skill ideas!