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Dec
22

I’m THE Big Fat Panda

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For several years I resisted watching the movie “King Fu Panda” – coerced into taking Karate for many years as a young person, and well, some rather, um, challenging experiences with boyfriends in the ‘martial arts’ arena has left me occasionally, a little jaded. I love martial arts and really respect their power, culture and history, but just couldn’t see how I would or could enjoy a cartoon about Kung Fu.

Boy was I wrong!

That movie is FANTASTIC! I laughed, I cried (yes, it’s all very cliche… but fabulous, so see it!)… I really GOT something about myself and other people. Isn’t that what a great movie experience is all about?

And, my favorite moment comes near the end (thank goodness for my DVR, must have watched the ‘finale’ scene 15 times over).

I’ll just share my favorite line… if you haven’t seen it, you’ll have to go find out what it means. 😉

“I’m not a big fat panda. I’m THE big fat panda. Skadoosh.”

Let us know what you think!


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Dec
05

Evolve

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Every once in a while something comes along that gets my blood pumping… the song on this Gatorade commercial did it…

So, I tried to figure out if I could buy it, and started looking around. After checking a few links finally came up with the Gatorade site where you can download it for FREE! :-)

(Here’s the link: Evolve)

What I love about this song is it’s rhythm and inspiring lyrics (you can read them here).

There are so many lyrics I love in it, here’s a sample:
No matter what they do, they can’t break your stride, evolution is a thing that starts inside…

Hope it helps you get motivated as you finish up the weekend and get ready for another week. Enjoy!


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Dec
02

Marketing Business Strategies: Develop A System

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As you continue to build your knowledge of business marketing strategies, it will become apparent to you that you must develop systems for your marketing processes. Business marketing strategies can quickly and easily become overwhelming… particularly as you are trying to learn how to do marketing that really works. You need to manage and keep in mind so many different areas, including your overall marketing plan, the different types of marketing you want or need to engage in (everything from direct mail to advertising), studying and learning what your target prospect wants and needs, figuring out how to communicate your message with your target prospects most effectively, testing each of your marketing methods, tracking the stats of each step, changing and updating your promotions and strategies based on results and much more.

It’s enough to make anyone have days when they just want to give up.

Frustrated by your business marketing systems - or lack of them? (Or, maybe it's just the hat...)

So, what are you supposed to do about it? Just stop learning or trying marketing business strategies?

No, not at all. What you need to do, is take a step back and realize that while you are still in the ‘learning’ phase things are going to feel very intense. I recently heard someone describe learning something new as similar to trying to drink from a fire hose – tons of water spewing at you with such force and intensity that it completely overwhelms you. Learning new things can often feel that way, but if we stick with them, after a little while you begin to be able to manage the flow, and eventually, it becomes the ‘norm’ for you and you can manage it and other things as well.

So, be patient with yourself as you dig in and begin to learn how to do marketing and how to develop and implement business marketing strategies that work. As you learn, take notes, review and distill them down to the most important details, then, as you begin to internalize the information, you can start to develop systems for managing your new knowledge. Within a few months, this new thing, that feels so overwhelming, will be a natural part of your everyday business life.


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