Archive for April, 2009

New White Paper on Online Business Solutions

You’ll find this helpful if you’re selling—or PLANNING to sell—on The Web.

Otherwise, please pass this resource on to a friend who you think would appreciate it.

Top 10 Must-Have Features for Your Online eCommerce Solution:
What to look for when you’re ready to add in a shopping cart to
your online business and manage your mailing list.

In order to take orders over the Net, charge credit cards in real time and manage a mailing list of prospects and customers, you need the right eCommerce solution.

This whitepaper details the features and benefits you’ll want to look for in order to organize, automate and integrate your newsletter, mailing list and online product and service sales.

Download your copy of this report (in PDF format) here . . . there’s no need to opt-in.

And you’re welcome to use it as a bonus or giveaway to your friends, associates and clients.

Twitter is Big, Getting Bigger and You Should Be Using It

OK, I admit it.

I was slow to see the value of social networking. But there are so many of them—and they looked so time consuming.

But a few months ago, I took another look at Twitter—one of the simplest of them all.

And I must admit I’m hooked.

With Twitter you share what you can in 140 characters with those who “follow” you.

Yesterday, Ashton Kutcher and CNN duked it out to be the first to have a million followers. Ashton won. And today, even Oprah is getting on board.

Can you use it for business? Yes, but you can’t be all about selling. It’s different.

Twitter is fun, easy, quick and a bit addictive.

And next Tuesday (April 21), we’ll be sharing with you a complete system for using Twitter in a very powerful way.

We’ll be tweeting about it for sure.

In the meantime, you can get your free handbook on Mastering Twitter in 10 Minutes or Less. You can even share it with your friends.

Click here to get your free handbook.

And if you follow me on Twitter at I will follow you back.

Obstacles are Everywhere—Get Over Them!

Our son Kevin is in the Marine Corp Reserves. And on a recent visit, I noticed a training folder he had that said, “Obstacles are Everywhere—Get Over Them”.

Nice little slogan for the Marines, don’t you think? But I think it has a message for all of us.

I see way too many people spending time and energy lamenting about how hard things are. They complain about things at work, the government, the recession, customers that don’t buy and on and on. They talk with anyone who will listen about their challenges.

What this does, of course, is waste not only their time, but that of those to whom they’re complaining. More importantly, it places the focus on the problem rather than the solution. And what you focus on expands.

Surely we want to be AWARE of the obstacles. But we need to remain focused on getting over them and not invest our valuable energy on what’s in the way and how unfair it is.

I like what Dr. Phil says, “Stop complaining and start asking.”

If you’re not asking for help or advice, you’re probably complaining. If the person you’re talking to about your challenge can’t help you, you’re complaining. If you’re thinking about and giving energy to your problem, you are focusing on what you don’t want and attracting even more of it.

Feeling sorry for yourself is not only wasteful, it’s counterproductive.

I’m a big fan of the Stockdale Paradox. Admiral Stockdale is credited with this approach: Holding the firm belief that we will prevail while brutally confronting what challenges we face.

Once again, confronting the challenges is what we’re talking about here. Get over them, through them, around them or take ‘em out. But never complain about them.

We’re paid to impact the world, not be impacted by it.

Overcoming obstacles is our job. It’s what we need to do to get where we want to go. They also make us stronger and train us to deal with other obstacles that we’ll inevitably face.

Yes, obstacles ARE everywhere. So let’s get over them.

By the way, if you haven’t listened to it, the replay of The Seven Deadly Roadblocks that Stop You from Achieving the Success You Deserve and Three Ways You Can Overcome Them is now available.

If you want to know what’s really holding you back, I encourage you to listen to the recording and watch the PowerPoint presentation. Click here . . .