Is Just Getting Started Your Biggest Hurdle?

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Starting out on a new journey is not always easy…and the hardest part is just getting yourself started. The thing is, whatever it is that you are setting out to achieve, you have to almost go against what you may have grown up to believe, get yourself a little uncomfortable for a little while and stepping outside of your comfort zone…and that can sometimes take effort, and a fair bit of it, if you are anything like me, and used to doing your own thing, not testing your limits and trying anything new. Sorry to say, but there is no fast track to success, it all comes from trial and error, so mistakes are actually a really good thing as long as you learn from them.

I think the biggest fear with getting started is that you will stuff up and and the fear of failing can be the biggest thing that will continue to keep setting you back from achieving your goals if you keep giving in to fear. Fear is ultimately what keeps most of us in our comfort zones.

Here’s some handy tips to help you get started:

Surround yourself with people already successful – Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are great for connecting with like minded people and finding inspiration.

Create yourself a vision board – Pinterest can be a good place for this, inspiration is almost limitless on Pinterest. Create a board and pin all the places you would like to go visit in the near future, it can be a kind of ‘bucket list’ if you wish.

Start blogging! – Blogging really is awesome, it gives you the ability to voice your opinion on whatever it is that you are passionate about, and another plus with blogging is – you can make blogging more than just a hobby and make it a way of income for you if you wish..Why not make a nice tidy income from your posts since your putting the effort into them? – Sounds good to me!! ($$$$$ CA-CHING!!!!)

Wake up each day with purpose – do a 5 or 10 minute meditation to kick start your day and get you in the zone and ready for success.

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Listen to inspirational audio – To be successful, you have to be prepared to learn and open your mind up to new things. Podcasts are great to learn from and get you inspired,  there’s a tonne of them on iTunes, or you can simply do a web search for a Podcast, – there is possibly a podcast out there for anything you wish to learn!

Watch, Listen and Learn – As I already mentioned above, you really have to be prepared to learn in order to get anywhere and be successful. YouTube is brilliant for tutorials, and you will find a tutorial for just about anything on YouTube.

Watch your thoughts – Thoughts really do become things! – What you think you really can become..it’s fact!. So be mindful of your thoughts..are they positive? do they serve you purpose? You really can’t set out to become successful with a negative mindset, so be careful.

Inspire others – By inspiring others you also inspire yourself! post some uplifting quotes to your blogs and across social media, – we all need a little inspiration..it’s what drives us to be successful.

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What motivates you? – whether it’s listening to your favorite music, or reading a good book, – do more of it! – just do what ever it takes to get you in the mood and ready for success!

Get busy!! – Consistency is vital to anyone’s success, so prepare yourself to get busy doing what it is you want to become better at, and get busy!! Try and spend a good amount of your spare time on whatever it is to start with..this is why it is also important to love what you do, if you don’t truly love or have a passion for whatever it is, you simply wont be driven to success. Just follow your heart and go with the flow. Be easy on yourself though…success wont happen over night, and it’s not going to happen if you’re not consistent.

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.….So there you have it follow these tips daily and you will be sure to be on your way to success! 🙂 

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The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Marketing | Copyblogger

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Have you got your business on facebook yet? Almost every business these days is  jumping on the band wagon, and marketing their business on Facebook…it’s a brilliant way of getting your voice heard, showing off your business and reaching a wider audience.

If you are yet to catch on, but have been considering it…don’t worry, you’re not alone! Here is a brilliant article I have found by copyblogger that gives you the complete run down with with facebook marketing, – from showing just how to get your page started, how to get more people to “like” your page, the best ways to use facebook and how to measure your progress, this answers all those questi0ns and so much more…it will get you posting to facebook, and marketing like a pro in next to no time!

Read the full article here: The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Marketing | Copyblogger.

Remember: Be easy on yourself, when your starting out something new. It can be so easy to let yourself get frustrated with so much to learn…just take one step at a time, knowing that each thing you do will reach you higher and closer to your goals. There is no race to be won here, and it’s your very own journey to success…so embrace it and have fun with it! 🙂

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Thanking you for stopping by…You’re amazing!! xx

A Little Overwhelmed? Here Are Some Top Tips To Help…

Hey there awesomness!!

Getting started on something new can be super exciting, but yet at the same time a little overwhelming with so much information right at your fingertips, and not knowing where to start. I’ve experienced this myself, just recently..hence it prompting me to write this post, so I have put together some tips that you can do that should help you get into the groove of things and ease your frustration with getting started on something new.

Tips to overcome that overwhelming feeling of starting out something new….

Join a Facebook group or fan club and connect with people with similar interests.

Join a Google+ Community – there are loads of them, and people enjoy sharing ideas and will love help you out.

Look for tutorials on the internet. – There’s a “tute” (as I like to call them) for just about everything, on YouTube and on the internet.

Keep positive!! – Remind yourself regularly why you are doing this, constantly thinking of your “Why” will help to keep you motivated and pumped to keep going and not throw in the towel because you think it might be all a little too much.

Listen to Podcasts – there are loads of them on the internet and in iTunes. Podcasts are really useful when unsure of what you are doing, and perhaps wanting a little advice, like tutorials, there are stacks of Podcasts on just about any topic you can think of.

Take a browse through Pinterest – Pinterest is a great place to get a little inspired, and perhaps loose yourself just a little while you browse around dream a little!

Have you joined Twitter yet? – if not do so, and search for people with similar interests…e.g if you are starting out in social media marketing, look for twitter users to follow that tweet about social media marketing. I’ve made the majority of my social media friendships through twitter, it really is a good place to connect with like-minded peeps, once you get the hang of how to use it.

Be easy on yourself – know that you don’t have to be an instant success overnight…as much as you might so badly want to, you need to give yourself time to understand your new goal, and some days you might be on a roll and other days you might just feel a little overwhelmed again…what ever your feeling, it’s totally ok, there is no race to the finish line here. Just focus on one thing at a time if you need to, knowing that every little thing you do, will push you even closer to achieving your goals.

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….Have I forgotten anything? Perhaps you could add something else, I would truly love to hear from you!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!  – Katrina 🙂 xx

Stop letting your dreams just be dreams!!

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When you first set out to chase a dream, the path can seem very long, and almost impossible. For me, when I start having my doubts, (we all have them, at sometime or another) I like to think to myself that nothing is impossible, because the word itself says I’m possible!

Here are some tips to keep in mind and help you keep on track to following your goals and dreams –

Have a think of your ‘Why’ – Why is this dream of yours that you so badly want to turn into reality so important to you?

Success is only earned by doing what you love, and loving what you do – are you truly loving what you’re doing? If not, then find something that you do truly enjoy and want to become better at, and go for it!!

Sitting around procrastinating wont get you any closer to your dream – go and get busy!

Get inspired! – See what your influencers are up to, read their latest posts, – Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube,  are all great places to find inspiration.

Visualize and see yourself living your dream – No matter how big your dream is, keep your eyes always fully focused on that dream! – Whether it’s a new house, or to pay off the home loan you might have, visualize and know in your heart that you will do anything to see it happen..it’s like keeping a promise to yourself and sticking to it. Think of how good it will feel to have achieved that special goal…pretty amazing huh?!!

Every small step you take will take you one step closer to your goal – You most likely will have days that you feel like giving up, and days when you just could not be bothered…don’t lose hope!! keep your eyes firmly focused on your goal, knowing that the hard work you do now, will be rewarded!!! – Rewards don’t come to those who sit around and do nothing.

Be patient – No dream or goal ever happens overnight. Know that every effort you make no matter how big or small…will pay off eventually!

Be persistent – Keep doing what you love, every single day!! make it a habbit.

Persevere – Know that you will most likely have set backs, and things that might seem like they are getting in the road of following your goal, but don’t let those little set backs hold you back, keep believing in yourself, keep a positive mind, do whatever it takes to keep yourself from thinking negatively.

And…no matter what –

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Thank you so very much for stopping by and having a read….you are truly AWESOME…and I hope you found these few tips helpful.

Love and hugs to you….and KEEP BELIEVING!!  xx  🙂 

Infographics Rule! + 27 Interesting and Funny Infographics

Us humans are visual creatures and most of us process information based upon what we see. According to the Social Science Network, 65 percent of us are visual learners.

Social media makes it fun to share what we see and learn on the internet, and most of us enjoy sharing things we find fun or interesting with our friends or followers on our  favorite social networks. (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn, etc…)

I personally enjoy sharing info graphics myself, because they add content to your website and also are a great attention grabber!

So I just wanted to share with you this article that I found a bit of fun and interesting by Splashnology – 27 Interesting And Funny Infographics  – http://bit.ly/H3qoC7

What do you think of infographics, do you find them fun – or just annoying and a waste of space? I would love to hear your thoughts! 🙂

How I got over 80,000 clicks to one blog post

How I got over 80,000 clicks to one blog post. [A really great post!!]

This post by Lilac Bullock gives you some really awesome tips on how to gain more traffic to your website, and if you’re anything like me and am looking for ways to grow your audience, she walks you through 5 very simple steps, from creating a bespoke Twitter theme for your twitter profile, to some really simple ways of increasing your Twitter followers, that you may not be doing already.

Lilac Bullock, founder of Socialable Ltd – http://www.socialable.co.uk  is yet another inspiring social media influencer,  and she is the co-author of “Images That Influence” (- Number One in its category on Amazon).

I, myself being new to blogging and social media marketing am always looking for new ways to gain more followers and better my blog posts, I would really love to hear from you and find out what your tips are to gaining a larger audience. – I really appreciate all comments and feedback!  xo

 

Over to you….What are your tips to gaining a larger audience and getting more clicks on your blog posts?

Mini Blog Post – Just be You!

You DONT have to change who you are to be successful but instead, make a commitment to discover & express more of who you’re truly meant to be! Believe me, there are people who desperately need what you’re holding back. Free yourself to celebrate that & let yourself shine!

There really is so much support and information out there to help you succeed in social media marketing, and best of all, the majority of the information is free!

So what are you waiting for? Get busy, get blogging and let your voice be heard! #youcandosocial

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Do You Truly Enjoy What You Do?

Do you wake up in the mornings beaming and eager to start work?

Like a lot of people, you have probably answered “no” and  I’m guessing you could be feeling like work’s just a part of life to help pay the bills and get you by. I personally love what I do, and  I believe and have heard it said that real success comes from loving what you do and your work shouldn’t have to be boring. I also believe you get what out of your work what you put into it. Yeah life can be tough and a struggle at times, but those are the times to keep positive, and powering on towards your goals, whether it be planning a holiday or to buy a new car, what ever it may be, keeping that vision strong, having faith, believing  in yourself, genuinely enjoying and loving what you’re doing can and will help you to succeed.

Now I’m not going to rave on about  the importance of enjoying what you do..only just to leave you with this great quote from Steve Jobs… 🙂

Magic is Believing…..

Have you ever stopped to think just how powerful your thoughts really are?  Our thoughts really can create magic, and it’s true!  It all starts with a vision or dream, and as long as we hold on to that dream, believe in ourselves and keep taking daily steps to follow our dreams, they really can come true.  I have come to believe this myself as I have always had a dream of having an online home business, and have tried many different things, always to end up failing, and after failing so many times you begin to wonder what you’re doing wrong, and all I had to really do was change my way of thought and believe. So now I embrace challenges just like little hurdles, am holding on to my dreams and I am really starting to see some magic happen..it’s amazing just how far you can get when you follow your dreams 🙂

So I have put together a list of tips that I believe can help to make anyone successful in seeing the magic of dreams come true…

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    1. Write down your goals
    2. Put a time limit on your goals – i.e when you want to accomplish them by
    3. Review your goals daily
    4. Update your goals monthly
    5. Post your goals in a place where you will read them frequently – i.e the fridge, pin board, white board, wall…anywhere!!
    6. Meditate and reflect upon your goals daily
    7. Read something related to your field of interest everyday
    8. Talk to like minded people
    9. Limit the time you spend with negative people
    10. Exercise at least 3 times a week – it helps you to focus and helps you to feel amazing too!
    11. Be positive and keep a positive attitude
    12. Seek advice in areas you may need help
    13. Connect with others using Social Media, – i.e Twitter, FaceBook, WordPress, etc..
    14. Start a blog and give away your expertise
    15. Manage your time effectively and limit your tv time
    16. Get inspired and read some stories of personal development
    17. Sign up to Pinterest (if you haven’t already) and get posting!
    18. Embrace challenges rather than being fearful of them
    19. Laugh at yourself
    20. Smile!!!   – it looks amazing on you, and makes you feel great too! 🙂

Follow those simple steps, and before you know it, you will start to see the magic of your dreams turning into reality!