South Asian (India, Bangladesh, etc) Companies/Freelancers: try this technique to get more customers

It is well known that South Asian (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, etc…) companies and freelancers have quickly taken over the world of IT and digital/internet marketing. You’ll be hard-pressed to find any outsourcing website that does not have a ton of great people from India offering SEO or some other marketing work.

I get many messages offering digital marketing work from India specifically, and I also find a lot of foreign digital marketing talent on outsourcing websites such as FIverr, Freelancer, and UpWork.

And as someone studying copywriting, there is one obvious update the majority of the pitches from South Asian Companies/Freelancers can make to get more customers…

The messages tend to look like this:

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We do SEO work, and will help your make your website better. We are also graphic designers and have 5 (to 10+) years experience in everything digital marketing.

We do:

On-page SEO
Off-page SEO(White Hat – Guest Post – Manual Outreach)
Technical SEO
Do follow Links
Anchor Text
100% Submission
SEO Friendly
Fast Crawling
Keyword Research
Meta tags updation (title & Description tags)
Image Optimization (alt tags)
Resolve Webmaster Crawl Errors
Create or Update Robot.txt
Internal Linking structure correction
Remove Broken Links
Website Page Speed Optimization
Creating/updating HTML & XML Sitemap
Implementing all on-page changes over the website
Google Webmaster & Analytics Integration

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed and Money Back, work with us.

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So to get straight to the point, what is the one simple technique? What is something missing from most of the sales messages from South Asian companies?

They don’t talk about the benefits or what all of those “activities” do. There is usually a big ol’ list of skills or actions you will take.

Most copywriters/salespeople/marketers know the idea that spouting out features is only useful in certain situations. But to really draw the customer in…

you’re going to want to talk about the benefits and “what it does.”

The action here, for South Asian Companies/Freelancers isn’t even about improving grammar (which is a big challenge for non-English speakers). It is simply about adding benefit or “what it does” statements.

Because not everyone knows what:

– Removing Broken Links does
– SEO Friendly means
– On page or Off page SEO does
– Meta tag updates mean for the customer
and more…

Now if you are a regular on BHW or have studied internet marketing for even a month, you probably know what a lot of those “things do.” And you might say, “well customers are smart, and they want to see exactly what skills we have…”

Or maybe you assume that the only people buying the services are people who know the digital marketing terms… But sometimes it might just be a philosophy/theatre double major who wants to start a blog and make money from it, and all they want to do is write.

Or maybe it’s someone who wants to teach people how to make videos, and has little sense of all those fancy digital marketing terms…

So if we believe in the concepts developed by some of the worlds top copywriters and salespeople: to talk about benefits (or what a feature does), then here is the actionable takeaway.

For every “skill,” add a benefit statement, or combine skills together, and talk about the benefits, and it can look something like this…

Instead of:

SEO Friendly
Fast Crawling
Keyword Research
Meta tags updation (title & Description tags)
Image Optimization (alt tags)
Resolve Webmaster Crawl Errors

You can do:

SEO Friendly – BETTER Search Engine Rankings
Fast Crawling – Search engines find your website easier
Keyword Research – MORE customers will find you!
Meta tags updation (title & Description tags) – Get More Search Traffic
Image Optimization (alt tags) – SEARCH ENGINES can find you through your photos!
Resolve Webmaster Crawl Errors – MAKE Your website work better and your customers will love you for it!

Or you can try:

Our services will help your website:

+ Rank Better on Search Engines
+ Get found more easily, more viewers, and therefore more potential customers
+ Improve the overall efficiency of your website so you keep your visitors on your website!

Then for those technical people who happen to want to know your services, you can always tell them later, or list them…

But don’t forget the benefits, or “what your skill does for your customer” when they pay for your service.

Happy marketing.

Give Your Career a Boost by Taking Classes Online

A career never has to remain stagnant. Regardless of your profession, there are things you can do to take a career to the next level. The steps, of course, require a mix of hard work and motivation. No easy routes exist for people wishing to get ahead. However, there are some modern conveniences available for career-minded people to explore. You can thank the tech industry for some of the most significant innovations. The arrival of online classes covering multitudes of subjects and disciplines ranks among them. There are three good reasons why you should think about enrolling in such courses.

Increase Your Earning Potential

Money isn’t everything, but the potential to boost your income could be a strong motivator. Hands on Banking explains furthering your education may very well deliver a much-desired increase in earnings. Think about the person reviewing applicants who are seeking promotions and raises. This decision-maker looks over the qualifications and backgrounds of those who apply. Why should you continue to fall short due to educational limitations? Explore online distance learning programs that could put you back into contention.

The knowledge gained from online courses could even open doors to a new career. This new job could be a full- or part-time endeavor. Either way, a different path may lead you to significantly more income.

Online Classes Make Great Use of Multimedia

During the stone age of distance learning, before today’s technologies, students took part in correspondence courses. Mainly, these mail-order courses relied on printed materials and audio tapes. Modern distance learning programs, however, present the full scope of multimedia advancements. eLearning Industry explains, “one of the best advantages of online learnings is you can learn whenever you want, and however you want!”

Digital video and audio files play prominent roles in most online classes. Video presentations aren’t always pre-recorded as live lectures serve as centerpieces with many programs. Private sections of an online class’ website could allow for interactions with other students. Forming a virtual study group among fellow students is not uncommon with such courses.

Multimedia internet learning goes beyond the limitations of traditional courses. Look for even more technological advancements to develop in time.

Why Online Classes Are Great

Listing all the positives associated with online classes could fill an entire book. The vast array of available classes stands as a top benefit, but convenience and flexibility may be the two traits that appeal to most. Rutgers explains that online classes offer many benefits, including being able to learn from anywhere, according to your schedule; being able to balance your studies with other life commitments; and getting different one-on-one interactions with professors.

If there existed one top benefit, it would be the ability to move forward with educational goals. Without access to online learning, many students wouldn’t be able to take advantage of educational opportunities. Online classes take away barriers.

3 Steps Toward Overcoming Any Obstacle in Life

We all face challenges and obstacles in life en route to achieving our goals and dreams. It’s almost as if you are excited, then start the work, and then roadblocks start to appear. Perhaps you want a new job, but you’ve applied to countless openings and no one is responding. On the other hand, maybe you want a relationship, but everyone you meet seems to be a mismatch. How can you take your first step? What are you doing wrong? How do you overcome the obstacles to reach the other side? Keep reading to learn more.

Identify Obstacles

This is about embracing self-awareness. Healthy Sense of Self explains that people who are self-aware recognize when their emotions have a negative impact on their work, on themselves, and/or on the people around them. They also recognize when their emotions help or assist them in their work, and are able to use their emotional state to be successful. If you don’t see the obstacle for what it is, then you will find a way to blame everything else for the roadblock standing right in front of you. As a result, the first step toward overcoming obstacles is to identify the obstacle. If you place the blame on everything else, you will fail to see the real issue. Once you have identified the obstacle, then you can plan and make the necessary adjustments to move forward towards your goals.

Change Your Habits

They say old habits die hard. But if you’re trying to make adjustments in your life, then perhaps you need to change your habits as well. This is certainly a process and will not happen overnight. To illustrate, if you needed to lose 30 pounds, then you will certainly need to change some eating and exercising habits to improve your overall health. And if you feel as if the obstacle is too big for you to overcome, then take baby steps.

Summit Malibu explains that if you’re feeling down about your progress, any type of physical activity is good, such as short walks throughout the day that can keep you motivated, help clear your mind, and even get you through a rough patch or a time of frustration. Then, when you let go of stress, you can press forward in achieving your goals.

Focus on the Small Successes

Say you have a big goal to one day own your own franchise. Presently, you work as a bartender. So, how can you jump from bartending to business owner? It almost seems like a pipe dream. But, remember, there are many successful business people who took small steps to reach their dreams. So, focus on the small successes. Mapped Out Money explains that rapid changes are the ones we usually congratulate and admire, but rapid changes aren’t sustainable. For long term success it’s all about lifestyle and recognizing and rewarding successes of all sizes. If you’ve started researching the cost of owning a franchise, then you’ve already begun the process. You should pat yourself on the back for taking the initiative. Then, if you have started saving some of your income, that’s another small step. If you’ve scheduled a learning meeting with a successful franchisee, that’s another step. With each small step you take, you’ll become much more confident that you’re well on your way.

As you can see, overcoming obstacles isn’t as difficult as it seems. Keep your eye on the prize and congratulate yourself for every step forward.

How Can I Reduce Employee Turnover?

Employee turnover is expensive. Not only do you lose money when you have to put out ads for the same job that you filled only a few months ago, but you also have to spend the time to retrain a new person. Don’t forget about the stress that it puts on your current employees as they have to pick up the slack when you’re looking for and training the new person.

Retaining employees is a top concern for many companies, and if you want to keep your employees for years or even decades instead of just six months, you need to find strategies for finding the right people and then for keeping them happy. Here are three strategies that you should incorporate into your employee retention program.

Have a Thorough Hiring Process

Hiring the right person up front is going to save time and energy later down the line. Obviously you can’t know everything about someone before hiring them, but making sure your hiring process is truly finding the best candidates is important. As Berke points out, hiring people whose innate traits do not match up with what’s required of the job often results in turnover. An assessment helps you identify and steer clear of potential mismatches. You can even use a variety of assessments so that you can avoid people who either won’t enjoy the job or who don’t have the aptitude to learn the position’s requirements.

Be Clear About Expectations

If your employees don’t know what’s expected of them, you’ll be spending a lot of time coaching. Some training is necessary and even welcomed by employees, but if you have certain employees who don’t feel competent at their job because they are constantly receiving special guidance, they might not enjoy the job. We all want to feel like we’re good at what we do, and many people feel lost when they think they’re getting a lot of negative attention but don’t know how to fix it. Make a list of basic job descriptions and quality standards that you expect your employees to meet, and show it to your team right after you hire them so that they can work toward specific goals immediately. You also need to incorporate ongoing conversations and training so that employees know what’s expected of them.

Create a Positive Work Culture

People want a great place to come to work to every day. If the environment is pleasant, they’re more likely to stick around longer. Many employees want to feel respected, so if you’re the boss, make sure that you’re modeling good behavior. Disrespect has a way of infiltrating the entire organization. If you want your employees to treat each other the way that they would like to be treated and to enjoy each other’s company, there are several techniques that you can try. Survey Monkey explains, one technique is to incorporate team development activities. Many of these are designed to improve communication and empathy as well as to create a time when people can enjoy each other’s company. To create a healthy work culture, you can also spend some time staying engaged with employees and making people feel secure about the job that they’re doing.

You know that you want to keep your best employees. To do this, you need to put in the extra effort during the hiring and training processes. You also need to put in the effort to make going to work a positive experience, and to make sure you are being the most effective leader you can be.

The 6 Deadly D’s of Business Partnerships

When starting a new business, people tend to join forces with trusted friends and family members. Don’t skip the partnership agreement because you trust your partners. Instead, draft a careful agreement that spells out what will happen in the event that you encounter one of the six deadly D’s of partnerships.

Divorce

Unless other arrangements exist, it’s the court who decides how marital assets get split during a divorce. This means that after your business partner gets divorced, you may find yourself in business with their ex, whether you want to be or not. Opportunity Knocks explains, “exes of business partners can be entitled to a share or portion of the business. This could be up to half. In many instances they will take a buyout, but that could sink an already struggling business.” It’s important to protect the business from this possibility.

If the business partnership happened before the marriage, require your business partners to get a prenup agreement that protects the business. If partners are already married, draft the partnership agreement in a way that requires spouses to sell back any shares of the business they are awarded during a divorce.

Default

If a business partner goes into debt, the bill collectors may have the legal right to seize their assets, including their portion of the business assets. When creating your company, consult with an attorney and choose a limited liability or corporate business structure to protect the business assets from individual creditors.

Drug Use

When establishing a partnership, remember that addiction is a disease that doesn’t discriminate. Anyone can find themselves battling an addiction, including you and your business partners. According to The Recovery Village, “it’s important to create boundaries, financial and personal, that protect you, your family, and others who may be negatively affected by an addict’s behavior.” Boundaries also help you avoid enabling your partner.

You should try, of course, to maintain compassion for your addicted friend. Stage an intervention and do your best to get your business partner the help he or she needs. Help the business as well. Add provisions to your partnership agreement detailing steps business partners can take to prevent the addicted partner from hurting the company.

Disinterest

Perhaps a once gung-ho business partner has found a new passion or must now devote themselves to caring full-time for an aging parent. Whatever the reason, one of your business partners may opt to leave the partnership at some point. Make sure your partnership agreement provides clear provisions for doing so.

Disability

Sometimes a business partner suffers an injury or disability that forces them to leave the partnership. Provide an exit strategy so that a partner can leave if they must.

Your partnership agreement should also detail when a disability can trigger a buyout. You’ll want to outline a strategy that lets a disabled business partner leave voluntarily and agree to the terms under which you can force a disabled partner out if necessary. Northwestern Mutual explains, “A disability overhead expense policy is designed to reimburse the business for certain operating expenses if the owner becomes totally or partially disabled. It’s a conversation that no one wants to have, but it’s an essential one for the long term success of a business.”  Business partners often carry disability insurance on each other so that one can afford to buy the other out if the need arises.

Death

It’s important to outline what happens when a partner dies. How you handle a death is up to you and your partners, but make sure you agree on what you will do before it becomes necessary. According to Collateral Benefits Group, “many times partners will invest in a policy where partners carry life insurance on each other so that a buyout is possible in the event of a death. That way in the event of an untimely death, the family of the person who passed isn’t burdened by a company they don’t know how to run, and the business can stay afloat with a sole leader.”

This six deadly D’s all affect business partnerships and can do so quite suddenly and unexpectedly. The best defense is to have a plan in place that takes all these possible contingencies into account.

There are many tools and resources out there for your business success. Take some time researching those on this list to help you be better prepared for business!

Starting a Healthcare Business: 4 Things You Need to Know

The healthcare industry is one that’s in need of innovative businesses that can fix broken ways and deliver effective solutions, but it’s also one that comes with its own set of complexities; substance abuse treatment centers are an example. At times, this can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, you took the first step to simplify the process of starting a healthcare business by ending up here. Here, you’ll uncover four of the most important things all healthcare entrepreneurs need to know when breaking ground within this industry.

Insurance Is a Bit Trickier

When you go to insure a healthcare startup, you’ll find the insurance regulations can be stricter than in other industries. This could mean that you’ll have to pay extra attention to the way you do business in order to ensure compliance. You should also be prepared to handle the insurance companies of your customers if your line of work involves using their insurance for your service offerings.

Marketing Needs Will Differ

Marketing in the healthcare industry has been a hotly contested topic the past couple of years. TD Marketing Solutions explains, “in the past year, there have been new regulations being passed and proposed in various states, and some of them include laws targeting digital marketing practices to new policies from advertisers such as Google and Facebook.” Substance abuse treatment centers are an example, as they’ve been a major focus of the federal government due to unethical marketing practices that were used in the past.

Since you’ll be in an industry that has a direct effect on the health of others, it’s mandatory that you’re careful when it comes to the wording and presentation of promotional materials. Below, you’ll see some of the ways you can ensure the most solid and ethical marketing approach possible:

  • Avoid making any false statements or statements that could be taken negatively.
  • Follow the rules and regulations set by the advertising platforms you use.
  • Make sure you diversify your promotions, as this allows for a backup if disaster strikes.

Healthcare Embraces Social Responsibility

Not every business can provide pro bono services to prove that they’re socially responsible. However, contributing to government research and giving back to the community in ways that are feasible will help your company. While the healthcare industry is projected to grow, companies that work to be socially responsible in the eyes of the public are always the ones that get further in the long run. 

Laws and Regulations are Constantly Evolving

This is one industry that’s continuing to refine the laws and regulations that govern it to ensure the most responsible way of doing business must be utilized. Young Upstarts recommends, “HIPPA, the Affordable Healthcare Act, the FDA…these are just some of the many regulatory bodies and reforms that you should consider. Many potential business owners just give up when considering all of these and more, saying it’s all just too much. That doesn’t have to be you.” Stay on top of blogs and news outlets to ensure you know about changes as they happen. By doing this, you’ll ensure that you don’t get surprised or find your company in non-compliance should a government audit of its practices occur.

If you keep an open mind and continuously educate yourself on industry standards, then this can be a prosperous line of business to be in.

For more information, help starting your next business, or if you’re just wanting to improve yourself, get in contact with us! We help professionals become their best selves.

Life Hacks to Save Time: Amazon Fresh

What is one thing very successful and wealthy people recognize the tremendous value of?

What is one thing we can never get back that is more precious than money?

TIME

That’s right. How many times have you heard a phrase similar to:

“Don’t trade time for money, trade money for time,” or “don’t do what someone else can do for you better, and cheaper?”

Companies and people become successful because they know how to bring together the best people to take action on the best ideas. They also know how to maximize the way they spend their time.

What if you could have more time to pursue hobbies and other interests?

What if you could have more time to focus on finding more clients, or closing more deals?

What if you could find more time to spend time with family or friends?

The fact is, the only thing we can really do as people is maximize the time we have.

Here is a fun new, modern life hack that can save you time.

Amazon Fresh – and you can try it now for free.

Now some of us like grocery shopping, and it is a ritual that has been going on for centuries. But Amazon is changing that.

If you do not enjoy grocery shopping and prefer to watch your favorite show, spend extra time with your kids at home, study, or focus your creative mind, you can now have Amazon deliver fantastic foods right to your door!

And here’s another thing. When we are at the store, sometimes we might find that we see delicious desserts, or find ourselves buying snacks we told ourselves we should avoid.

The packages and aisles are designed so that you pass by those delicious foods you love, that may not be perfect for your health. Now, with Amazon Fresh, you can control your purchases better.

You also won’t have to worry about busy lines or making yourself look pretty before going out into public.

Anyway, Amazon Fresh is just one of those Life Hacks that could save you time and give you extra hours to do what you want to do.

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FOUNDATIONAL ELEMENTS OF PERSONAL SUCCESS

Personal success can come in many forms depending on the person. Some people can live a slower paced life and be completely happy with just an opportunity to go fishing once a week. Other’s may need more to include faster cars, faster phones, bigger television sets, and a lot of money. The truth is, everyone has a different destination, whereupon reaching it, they feel happy, or that they have succeeded in some way. Some journeys are more challenging and ambitious than others, and that is ok.

There is no end-all-be-all book, franchise, idea, or guru that fits every scenario, but after studying countless books and courses, here are some of the fundamentals. The fundamentals are explained in a metaphorical way related to our physical world. There are also book recommendations included that tie together all the fundamentals in a way where anyone reading this can pick a specific area of their life to work on.

  1. The Land

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A metaphor for the foundation of everything we do. Having studied hundreds worth of material, your personal development, beliefs, and mental states are the foundation of what you need to succeed in any endeavor. Without understanding your personal development and what you need to grow, without managing your personal beliefs, and without keeping your mental states right, you will have a very difficult time ever being successful.

The acronyms NLP and NAC stand for Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Neuro-Associate Conditioning. These technologies were developed by Richard Bandler and John Grinder (NLP), and Tony Robbins (NAC), respectively. Those technologies were designed to get to the core of how humans experience the world and ultimately live fulfilling lives. There are many more technologies, and out of the many books I have read, the works of Richard Bandler and Tony Robbins will help you start to develop those core foundations.

You can read all the other materials about great achievement, inventing, making money, creating wealth, finance, marketing or sales, and more, but without the deep insight provided by those two and a few others, you may not reach your fullest potential.

  1. The Sun

A metaphor for the amazing energy that keeps us warm and happy. This section is where your attitude comes in, and PMA stands for Positive Mental Attitude, a term coined by the late W. Clement Stone. This is more than just positive thinking or the power of positivity. Attitude is what will help everything developed on your land to grow and prosper. Having a Positive Mental Attitude will help you keep everything together.

It is debatable that Positive Mental Attitude could be considered the land. However, not everyone manages their personal beliefs or even wants personal development. Some may be “born into success,” or find success in other ways that might not last long such as through crime, but not have a positive mental attitude. To build long-lasting fulfillment, having a Positive Mental Attitude will help to multiply your personal development.

The sun will determine how you approach your day, whether you see everything as an obstacle or a learning experience. It will influence whether you see everything as gloomy or great. It has the power to help you warm those around you or cause others to walk away in shivers. For your attitude to work at its’ fullest potential, you must have your land in order. Fortunately, you have the tools; you just need to learn how to manage them.

Fantastic reading to develop your attitude goes to the pioneer of PMA: W. Clement Stone who partnered with Think and Grow Rich author Napoleon Hill during their lifetime as business associates. All the task-oriented and creative ideas in the world won’t even come into existence if you don’t believe in them. That leads us to…

  1. Rain and Water

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A metaphor for the next foundational element of personal success. The sun, rain, and water go together. They help create life and allow it to thrive. By managing your thoughts and the things you tell yourself on a daily basis, you can transform yourself depending on where you are and where you want to become. Auto-suggestion and thoughts can turn even the most unfortunate into great successes.

But if you start having thoughts and use auto-suggestion without a positive mental attitude or the solid foundations of the land and managing your emotions, they will be ineffective, or possibly even have an ill effect when you come across your first major obstacle.

Rain and Water go together with keeping the land happy, healthy, and thriving, Both are essential, like the sun. When you practice the proper technique for auto-suggestion and start taking time for focused thought, you can accomplish incredible things. Combined with the sun your ideas will grow, and sprout, and eventually turn into actions that you will want to pursue.

When there are no thoughts or lack of the appropriate things to tell yourself, the land will start to wither. And without the sun, if for example there is a Negative Mental Attitude, uncontrolled rain and water can drown or wash away great possibilities. Right now is a great time to mention that it is not necessary to be optimistic and positive every waking moment. The sun Is not around all the time, and that is when there is rest. However, when a Positive Mental Attitude is there, that is when things can prosper.

The suggested reading in this foundational element of auto-suggestion and thought goes to Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Combined with the material by W. Clement Stone, you now have the proper mindset to approach your goals because they will help you develop…

  1. Seeds

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A metaphor for the ideas you need to succeed. Everyone’s vision of success is very different, and therefore everyone will plant different seeds or come up with different ideas. Some seeds will take the form of relationships, while others will take the form of a master plan to end world hunger. Now, remember, ideas are the potential to become great things. However, if given the proper time, sun, rain, and water from the proper land, ideas begin to form into plans and actions.

It is important to remember that the thought of a seed itself does not do anything. When there is the energy of PMA, Auto-Suggestion, and Focused Thought, only then can seeds start to transform. And the first step is to plant them. The make them real. Thinking of planting a tree will only go so far, but taking the simple action of planting those ideas whether through physically writing them down, sharing them with a trusted advisor, or starting to bring them into reality is the important factor that will differentiate those who find personal success.

The moral of the story is to make sure you physically plant the seeds you want to grow the most. The rain and water will help your seeds start to grow. Focused thought will allow your ideas to become even more creative and create even more solutions (as opposed to problems) – the result of The Sun (PMA).

Seeds will not be as effective if you do not have the right belief in yourself, or if you do not talk to yourself appropriately. You want your seeds or ideas to be great, and remember that out of the massive number of seeds strewn across the land, a much smaller percentage of them grow into something physical, so do not be scared of having ideas you do not care to plant.

If you have a great attitude and you have your foundations, and you want to start creating more and better ideas, check out books and content by either Earl Nightingale or James Altucher. Earl Nightingale is a little more traditional, and goes broader through stories of personal success, while James Altucher’s material can get you straight to getting those ideas planted. He has several free articles you can find online right now about becoming an “idea machine.”

  1. The Tree

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A metaphor for what your seeds must become at some point to find personal success. At some point, those planted ideas must be transformed into physical plans and actions.

Sometimes, your seeds can start to sprout during the day with the right amount of Positive Mental Attitude, Auto-Suggestion, and Thought which results in taking physical actions right away such as taking a walk if you have a body-goal. Some plans and actions take much more time to grow and mature before you can transform them into something of value either for yourself or others.

There is an interesting saying that “nothing happens overnight,” and I do not know who said it, but I think some things do happen overnight. According to personal development technology created by people such as Richard Bandler, John Grinder, and Tony Robbins, many things can happen instantaneously. When those seeds are planted, the plans and actions are already starting to transform into value. I also support the concept that there are things that you can do that will have a great positive effect on you in the very near term.

If you plan to make a lot of money, and take action by either saving one hundred dollars or doing one more thing to make your boss or client happier, you will have had a result. And if you continue growing that tree of plans and actions with proper sun, rain, and water, it will become great and eventually release more seeds to grow more trees of plans and actions.

When a seed becomes a healthy tree that is fueled by the right amount of sun, rain, and water and sits upon a solid foundation of land, when an idea is transformed into proper plans and actions, motivated by a Positive Mental Attitude, focused Thought, and productive Auto-Suggestions, then it can be transformed into value for yourself or others.

Numerous books can help you develop the proper plans and actions, and all the authors and businesspeople mentioned thus far have material that can help you grow that tree. In this article, the tree requires that you begin to specialize deeper even outside of personal development, into what you want your end goal to become.

For example, if you are reading this because you are looking for inspiration to become a music producer, everything thus far will help you get there, but developing your plans and actions based on material about becoming a music producer (watering it with focused thoughts about music producing) will help that tree grow faster.

Specifically, by creating plans or exploring the options for your actions a great industry leader who comes to mind is Brian Tracy. After all the others have been developed, even a little bit further, with a strong belief in yourself, then learning from Brian Tracy of how to deliver value, and get value in return, will come in handy. You might also want to read up on Joe Vitale if you want to understand how you can get value to come to you. Brian Tracy touches on that subject “Law of Attraction” as well. And finally.

VALUE

All of these metaphors are here to help you, dear reader, effectively create value for yourself and others. Value comes in so many shapes and sizes, tangible and intangible. It is not just about a house (as defined in the photo), nor money, nor is it about chopping down a tree to get wood to build a house (for the environmentalists out there).

Ultimately, we all want things we value. We trade for things we value. We give money for things we value. Some even take for granted things others value such as food, shelter, relationships, and more. The “things” and even “ideas” we value and trade for are different for everybody. One person’s throwaway idea is another person’s fortune.

How we go about getting or giving value is determined by those foundational elements of personal success listed above. Whether we trade money for time, time for money, money for happiness, happiness for art, or art for happiness, there will be some factor of those foundational elements that influence us. Understand the fundamentals, and you will start finding the way to your personal success.

Tips for Responding to Personal Injury While Working

Every professional in any field is a human, and as such, everyone will eventually need medical treatment at some point. When you’re working in an environment that is hectic, unpredictable, and maybe even competitive, it may be hard to convince yourself to receive medical treatment, even for injuries sustained at work. These can also be mentally exhausting environments that cause considerable stress. Here are some tips for responding to personal injury while working.

Make Sure You’re Okay

A personal injury at work can really catch you off-guard. While your injury needs to be treated regardless of its severity, you should first make sure you have your bearings. These physical health consultants explain, “it can be difficult to know if you are injured or are just in pain. What exactly happened to cause the problem? Check to see if you can move your injured body part freely or if you have any intense pain.” Even something seemingly small can be indicative of something worse happening. Don’t worry about getting back to work. You can’t be expected to be at your full capacity if you’re injured. You owe it to your workplace, your coworkers, and yourself to take plenty of time to recover.

Get Medical Attention

You shouldn’t hesitate to treat an injury, even if you’re working. This work injury consultant recommends, “if a work injury happens to you you need to: report the accident to your immediate supervisor and explain what happened, get medical attention immediately if it’s serious, or schedule an appointment with a doctor if it’s not as severe, and contact legal aid if you feel it is necessary.” It may be difficult in the moment to find an available doctor or clinic, which is why it’s important to have a primary care physician. If there were witnesses to your injury, they should be rushing to help you right away. Let your colleagues take care of you.

File a Workers’ Comp Claim

An injury at work needs to be followed up with a workers’ compensation claim. This should be done as soon as possible. Be sure to include all the necessary information, such as the date and time of the injury. It should be clear that you’re not at fault for your injury. You should hopefully be able to make a swift recovery and get back to work in a timely fashion.  

Sue for Injury

If your injury came from the fault of your place of work, or the neglect of another, and if there are substantial needs to do so, you can file a lawsuit against them or any other liable party. Look for a personal injury attorney who can help you fight your case. This legal information resource recommends to look for witnesses who can testify on your behalf. This can be a stressful time, but you need to make sure that anyone who causes you harm is held accountable. Sometimes this isn’t even about holding people accountable. Medical bills can quickly stop people’s dreams in their tracks. So this is making sure you aren’t going to be forever hindered by this incident.

You should be proud of yourself for your independence and your ability to provide for yourself and your family or loved ones, but you shouldn’t be so proud that you can’t ask for help when you need it. As a professional, you can’t expect to do your job effectively and be successful if you don’t take care of yourself. When a personal injury happens at work, you need to take action swiftly.

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4 Ways Serving Others Actually Serves You

As a professional, you may often wonder how you can make yourself more marketable to potential employers and others in your community. Your single greatest asset is your character — so what can you do to improve its value?

Giving your time to others in an effort to make a real difference is one of the best ways to serve your community while also building valuable skills and showcasing your character. Here are four ways that show how serving others can also help you serve yourself.

Give Back to Others

The most obvious benefit of serving others is the good that comes as a result of your time and work. Donating to serve the youth of your community will inevitably help many children placed in differing circumstances. As some of the most vulnerable people in society, disadvantaged youth can greatly benefit from positive role models and volunteers eager to make a difference in their lives. The involvement in the youth of your community demonstrates that you care about your customers and their backgrounds.

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Demonstrate Positive Character Traits

By personally volunteering your time, you demonstrate to others that you are kind and compassionate. Working in your community is an ideal way to show others that you are invested in the people around you.

Volunteering will also expose you to a wide variety of people, helping you to meet others in your community that might be outside of your usual sphere of influence. Building a network in your community has the potential of paying big dividends in the future.

Relevant: MissionSelf | 10 Most Important and Desirable Character Traits

Bring About Intrinsic Happiness

Serving others has been shown to bring about an intrinsic happiness not replicated by other activities. By giving back, you naturally give your life a purpose and higher meaning. This knowledge translates to an inner peace and happiness.

Build Leadership Skills

By serving others in your community, you will organically build valuable leadership skills. Because volunteering activities often require you to step outside your normal comfort zone and skill set, you will naturally have to step up to new challenges.

Good leadership skills are a vital need in any industry. Cultivating these skills now will make you more marketable to potential employers as you forge ahead on your career path.

More Info: Tony Robbins | 7 Ways to Improve Leadership Skills

By serving others, you will not only help those around you, but you will also give back to yourself. The benefits of volunteering are so vast and varied that it is shortsighted to not consider using your time in such a positive way.