The network marketing industry has flourished consistently over the years, and increasingly more people now own and operate a network marketing businesses. It is fascinating to see how industry has transformed itself with the advent of social media and the internet.

Honesty Is The Best Policy - Gavel On The Table

However, I believe, people who do not understand the principle of adding value to others, can’t make it. Those, who aren’t honest, can’t make it.  Those, who don’t know what they are doing, and do not take time to learn and grow, can’t make it either.

Dishonesty Can Ruin Your Plans – A Recent Incident

Recently a gentleman booked an appointment with me to have a free 30 minute consultation using my Contact menu. He wanted to discuss his personal branding needs.

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Social Media and the use of the social networking websites in day-to-day life has brought success and happiness to some and frustration to others. There are many aspects of the online world that is confusing to many people and that is the topic of discussion in this post.

Woman browsing social networking websites and checking messages from friends using her laptop

Problems Using Online Social Media

A good friend of mine who doesn’t use social media and online world as much as I do,  explained to me his frustration with this whole online thing and asked me if I had any resolutions to these problems.

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I came across a very interesting article today on DumbLittleMan.com that talks about the importance of following a proven system of success and why such systems should be followed to the core by those who seek success.

Your Own Resolution To Succeed Is More Important Than The System Of Success You Follow

The author cites very good reasons to when he suggests why one shouldn't get "creative" to invent a new system.   It is a very good article with great examples.

However, I have some reservations against the theory of just following the system without being fully convinced about it and here are my examples and reasoning:

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I love attending business seminars, personal development workshops and networking events where I get to meet successful entrepreneurs from various industries and learn from their experience. This is how I add value to my entrepreneurial spirit.

Entrepreneurship Workshop And Personal Development Seminar - Audience Listening To The Speaker

Recently, I attended a professional seminar with a few of my business associates and got to listen to and learn from some of the top entrepreneurs in Dallas metro area. It was a fun filled event with a power packed schedule where I got a chance to make a lot of notes for myself.

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Personal Branding, I really believe, is the most important aspect of your marketing. It is particularly important to book authors, life coaches, entrepreneurs and public speakers because success in these professions depends on your credibility in the marketplace. The more the credibility, the better your chances are of success.

Personal Branding Is Extremely Important For Public Speakers-Book Authors-Writers and Life Coaches

What Is Personal Branding?

Wikipedia says : “Personal branding, self-positioning and all individual branding by whatever name, was first introduced in 1937 in the book 'Think and Grow Rich' by Napoleon Hill.”

Personal branding, by definition, is the process by which we market ourselves to others. As a brand, we have the ability to leverage the same strategies that make these celebrities or corporate brands apply. We can build brand equity and our online presence just like the celebrities and corporations.

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When I started blogging just a couple of years ago, I did not think it was necessary to worry about the security of my WordPress Blogs or make regular backups very often. Whenever possible, I did manage to make a few backups, once in a while, using the default backup services provided by the web hosting companies.

ManageWP - The Best Way To Manage WordPress Blogs And Websites

However, as my blog and online business footprint started to grow, I soon realized that it is not just about writing and publishing blog posts, but I also needed to take good care of things: like managing plugins, database optimization and even SEO improvements, wherever applicable.

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New Year is the time when I’ve always felt that all of us are filled with new energy, new hopes of new beginnings and we all so look forward to the best year. Once again we are almost done with this current year and so looking forward to another year filled with success and happiness.

Happy Holidays - Happy New Year - Goal Settings And Game Planning For Brand New Year

 

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson [tweet this]

I remember writing down new dreams, talking about it, praying to God (secretly) to make those dreams come true while I was a little kid. And, of course, if those things didn’t happen, the punishment to God was – no prayer for next several weeks or even months!

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When I started blogging, I decided to follow the top blogs in every area of my interest, started to study what they write about, how they write and what they recommend.  Soon it built my confidence and inspired me to start writing and I started to improve myself in many ways.

Top 5 Blogs Every Blogger And Entrepreneur Should Follow - Kumar Gauraw

 

You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read. ― Charlie “Tremendous” Jones [tweet this]

I’ve numerous friends who are attempting to get serious about their personal branding, their businesses and get a little more serious about their blogging this coming year.

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Social Media is nothing new and if you are reading this post, you are already participating in social media. However, the book, Socialnomics – How Social Media Transforms The Way We Live And Do Business, is a fascinating, research-based look at the impact of social media on businesses and consumers around the world, and what's in store for the future.

Book Review - Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business

Brand names can now be strengthened or destroyed by the use of social media. It is more evident today if we just pay close attention to the way big companies are focusing on social media platforms. Advertising is less effective at influencing consumers than are the opinions of their peers, making direct-to-consumer marketing messages less valuable each day.

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We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca [tweet this]

I had mentioned in an earlier post that I was recently taking an inventory of my daily activities in an attempt to find out how am I doing in the area of managing my priorities and my daily agenda. I do this activity towards the end of each year to reflect upon how I have been doing on the time management front during last several months.

I decided to write today on procrastination because one of the reasons I do my personal activity tracking exercise is, to find out how much I am procrastinating these days. Procrastinating Today's Work Only Adds More Work For Tomorrow - Girl Procrastinating Work At Office

According to research reports that I came across, indications are that 90 to 95% of people procrastinate in one way or another. I do as well, and therefore I plan each time to take action steps diligently everyday to overcome the procrastination challenge. Continue Reading…

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