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How Do I Align Conscious with Subconscious Mind?

The subconscious mind is dormant consciousness and has the greatest power in our life. It is hardly ever used to advantage and yet it is a staggering force of memory and creativity. There is nothing we can't accomplish through the subconscious mind. In fact, it is the subconscious mind that has created our world and maintains our body functioning. The Superconsciousness is not mind but this timeless NOW itself. It is our true nature and therefore has all the 'qualities' that fulfill the heart such as joy, peace, love, happiness and warmth. It is our spiritual nature and it is the Oneness itself.

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Act as if it is DONE and Rise Above The Struggle

What this means is you will have to act as if that pile of work is already finished even before you've started the task. Or that your mortgage or credit card debts are already paid even when you're making the payments! When you truly act as if it is DONE and get out ahead of the struggle you immediately release all tension and fear. This will open you up to getting out of the perpetual loop of searching and into the perpetual loop of receiving. By allowing things to happen rather than micro-managing, it releases clinginess and the universe can then Act as it should and all things become a mathematical certainty. Letting go and having fun, enjoying the moment moves you forward, while your "wants" hitch a ride along with you.

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Are You Sending Signals of Positive Expectations?

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There's an interesting saying, "If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders." Does it wander to thoughts and emotions of fear, worry and confusion? Or does your wandering thoughts lead you to feelings of excitement and enthusiasm? Either emotion you choose notice how they're all based on expectations of future events. Whether you're sending signals of positive expectations or negative depends entirely on the actions you have taken in the past and at the present moment.

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Sign Strategies for the Distinguished Sign Buyer: Outperformance by Design™

It’s not just a sign . . . It’s an Investment! Signs are the most efficient, effective, and consistent revenue generating marketing device for small and medium size businesses. They are on the job for you 24/7. Signs also cost significantly less per thousand viewers than any other media. Period. But before you rush out and stick up a sign, consider these quick and easy sign strategies to help maximize your sign buying power.

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The Little Trick to Make Any Moment Better: Zen Habits

There are lots of ways to relax when we are stressed: meditation, yoga, tea, massage, exercise, talking with a friend, taking a hot bath or shower, sex. And I highly recommend all these. But none of these actually relax you unless your mind approaches them with a relaxed attitude, and lets go of tightness. These things happen to trigger the release of tightness for most of us, but in truth, you can let go of tightness without any of these relaxing activities, no matter what you’re doing.

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Most Effective Marketing: A Veteran’s View

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When I wasn’t working on rebuilding our business, I took the time to calculate costs for each manner of client acquisition and then relate it to retained clients to determine a cost for each sale. From those numbers came clear principles of the most effective marketing that I practice to this day.

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Get off Your Butt: 16 Ways to Get Motivated When You’re in a Slump

Even the most motivated of us — you, me, Tony Robbins — can feel unmotivated at times. In fact, sometimes we get into such a slump that even thinking about making positive changes seems too difficult. But it’s not hopeless: with some small steps, baby ones in fact, you can get started down the road to positive change.

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More Great Organization Ideas

“Why didn‘t I think of that?” We guarantee you‘ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems. When I received these tips through email, I decided to share them with you all. The email did not indicate where each tip came from so I am unable to post each credit. Please contact me to add your ingenious ideas to organize storage and save time.

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Get More Done with Laser Sharp Focus | 10 Zen Ways

Our lives have become increasingly complex. To help us get more done, we have more ways to communicate than ever before: face-to-face, phone, email, instant messaging, twitter, blogging, etc. We have more tools to get more done, but our energy is diminished after being pulled in a million directions. To get more done, why not flex your focusing muscle . . .

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Four Simple Rules for a Great Sign Layout

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The primary requirements of the client of yesteryear and today are that the advertisement be inexpensive and have attention-getting visual appeal. One of the secrets of good layout is not to inundate viewers with too much information. I. PRIORITIZE Start by prioritizing copy. Use one major heading, and several secondary headings. Give top priority to the text you want people to remember and talk about, such as; the name of your product, project, or sale. Therefore, make your name secondary, unless

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Boat Lettering Installation | Vinyl Graphics from Cut to Finish

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RJ's Signs & Designs, LLC offers a clean and inexpensive alternative to painted lettering. Rather than masking, mixing, painting; then waiting for the paint to dry, RJ's Signs & Designs offers computer cut vinyl graphics. The vinyl has an adhesive backing for installation to virtually any non-porous surface, and even some porous surfaces, within reason. Once applied, vinyl lettering can be pressure washed without losing .its adhesive. The vinyl works great for seasonal watercraft, as shown in pictures below.

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Vinyl Graphics Installation | How to Ensure a Successful Install

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Whether you're dressing up race cars, passenger vehicles or semi trailers, people who work with vinyl say it only takes a few steps to ensure a good, tight application. Step #1 CLEAN THE SURFACE The best way to ensure a good vinyl application is to apply the film to a surface that's as clean as possible. Just as with paint, good surface preparation is a must. Make sure it's clean and free of grease and oil, as well as what ever else might be on the surface. In most cases, that means first attacking the application surface with a

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Reinforcing the Purchase Decision | Four Simple Tips

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1.) Give the consumer more than he/she expected - do not let them know ahead of time or it won't be unexpected. © Redbaron | Dreamstime.com *** 2.) Provide belief-raising, doubt-reducing information. Assure them they have gotten quality items at a good price. *** 3.) Reinforce in your advertising-for those whom have already purchased from you will be listening. ***

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Increase Sales with Newsletter Mailings

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Newsletters are wonderful tools for keeping in touch with your customers and potential customers. They allow you the opportunity to communicate the most information to the best possible market for your product and/or service. Even if it's to keep your customers from forgetting about you, it's a good idea to keep reminding them, and to let them know the new things you've added. It's also a good way to show off projects you've been working on. But most of all make it informational and focus on the things that are important to your readers. As an example,

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Handling an Irate Customer | Five Quick Tips

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• Empathize with their situation • Offer to investigate the problem and get right back to them. THREE NEVERS WHEN DEALING WITH AN ANGRY CUSTOMER 1.) Never contradict an angry customer 2.) Never lie to an angry customer (or any customer for that matter). 3.) Never give an irate

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Keep Customers Coming Back | Seven Simple Ways

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I am a firm believer that if you give even 80% effort you will be in the top 10% or higher in customer service. Don't be intimidated by anything or anyone as your competitors will have just as many insecurities as the next business. If you would like to ensure to keep customers coming back, stay focused and follow through on these seven simple ways. Deliver on time. Make deadlines you are sure you can meet, then see if you can beat them. Coming in ahead of time will be a delightful surprise. Solicit feedback - always inquire to make sure the customer is pleased. Make it right — do whatever it takes to compensate your customer. Give preferential treatment. Let your regular customers know they come first! When possible exclude them from price hikes.

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15 Secrets to Closing a Sale

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Take the initiative to make follow-up contact. Determine whether a phone or personal meeting is called for (if it's a complex decision — set an appointment). When you call, make sure it is a good time for the person to talk. If it is not, schedule a more appropriate time. Think service, not sales - focus your attention on what the client needs. Find out as much as you can about the results the person is seeking. Welcome all questions — Act in their best interest and give them straight answers. Understand before you answer. Also ask them questions, so you can tailor their needs. Know your competition - be prepared not only to address questions about your product or service specifically, but to demonstrate how it compares to others, what trends it reflects

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Avoid Canned, Overused and Vague Ad Copy

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When writing ad copy, focus on a single unique selling point or number-one user benefit. Something that makes you different from your competition. Relate that to the rest of the copy you want to feature. Eliminate dead weight or overused statements from your copy, such as: For all your . . . . needs. Quality . . . . supplies. All work done by skilled professionals. Professionally designed and supervised. The perfect gift for any occasion. Modernize to economize. You've got to see it to believe it.

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Reach the Inattentive with your Advertising

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Get your money's worth when running your advertisement by capturing everyone's attention. Below are a few suggestions to get a jump-start on your marketing efforts. 1. Frequency. Create your ad so that it is shorter, but ran more often. 2. Begin your ad/commercial with your pre-processed word and logo. They should appear at the same time and within the first 1-1/2 seconds into the commercial. What is a Pre-processed Word? Pre-processing is putting your logo with a word - the word being first (thus the term pre-process). Example:

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Success Probability when Marketing to Businesses

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Thinking about marketing your business, but not sure which means or marketing will give the best results for your line of business? Consider the chart below which outlines favorable marketing methods if you sell Products or Services to Businesses: **** Greatest Probability of Marketing Success ** Good Probability of Marketing Success * Medium Probability of Marketing Success

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Success Probability when Marketing to Consumers

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Thinking about marketing your business, but not sure which means or marketing will give the best results for your line of business? Consider the chart below which outlines favorable marketing methods if you sell Products or Services to Consumers: **** Greatest Probability of Marketing Success ** Good Probability of Marketing Success * Medium Probability of Marketing Success

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Procrastinate NO MORE!

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We all know what procrastination is, but do we know why we do it? Experts explain that procrastination is not as clear-cut as we believe. Sure it's easy to understand putting off washing the dishes and the laundry simply because we don't feel like doing them. But what about when we put off doing the things we want to do; such as building a successful business, learning a new skill, or losing weight. Why do we continue to make-up excuses and put off achieving what we want to achieve? Psychologist believe procrastination stems from many causes, with the main cause being FEAR. Of course we don’t fear the dirty dishes, but many of us are afraid of some, or all, of the following situations:

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Give Your Ideas LIFE!

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Do you find yourself coming up with great ideas, but lack the ability to put them into action? Here's an easy system that will save time and bring your most productive ideas to life. 1.) Write ideas on Paper. If ideas come to you sporadically, then keep a memo pad with you at all times. It may be easiest to have a brainstorming session to write your ideas all at once. I call this the INCEPTION phase. 2.) Choose three to six of the most promising ideas. Those are the ideas you'll concentrate on and let the rest of your ideas go "for now." Do not try to work on too many ideas that you don't do justice to any ONE of them. When choosing the most promising ideas, use your best judgement "for now." DON'T WORRY IF ITS NOT GOOD JUDGEMENT AT THIS POINT . . . just do it. I call this the BIRTH phase.

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Who are Your Gatekeepers?

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As a business owner, manager or salesperson, you should constantly be on the lookout for "gatekeepers" to send business your way. What is a gatekeeper? A gatekeeper is a person who knows many other persons of whom they could refer to you for business or vice-versa. © Andrey Kiselev | Dreamstime.com Possible gatekeepers are

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Schedule Tasks in Time Blocks for Efficient Management

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If all other time management tips have failed you, try the easiest method available. Schedule tasks in time blocks. Example: Set time to do paperwork from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a time to run errands to be anytime after 1 p.m. Unless an errand is a dire emergency, it can wait. Chances are the errand won’t be that urgent that it can’t wait two or so more hours. Start now and get control of your time. See an example of a Time Block and Blank Form below.

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Success Secrets

The secret to success is that there is no secret. Just honest, hard work and thorough knowledge of the product or service you are selling, be it teaching, counseling, selling computers, security alarms, gadgets, widgets or even pencils. Having a thorough knowledge of the products or service you're selling will not only increase sales, but also offers the flexibility to have fun in the process. To add more direction to the honest, hard work and thorough knowledge part of success, one continues to read further on the subject of "Secrets to Success," "Tips to Success." and "Hints to Success," hoping for more, possibly easier answers.

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Tricks of the Trade Shows

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If it's true what experts say, that it takes an average individual three times exposure to a company to notice them and another seven times to buy, then it would appear that exposure is one of the most important elements to the success of a company. What better way to gain mass exposure than by setting up "shop" at trade shows where, in some areas as many as 60,000 buyers will view your company first-hand. True, trade shows and exhibitions require a considerable amount of preparation. In fact, preparation can take anywhere from several weeks to six months or more. But the reward your company will reap will be worth it.

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Vinyl Advantage!

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The use of vinyl material in the fabrication of graphics and lettering remains to be unknown or understood by many. Therefore, RJ's goal is to inform, educate and update the public in the greater Green Bay area of vinyls' myriad advantages. Below are just a few benefits of using vinyl material for graphics and lettering. If you have any further questions regarding vinyl graphics or lettering, please call us at RJ's Signs & Designs. Eliminates "down-time" of waiting for paint to dry. Vinyl is the "GREEN CHOICE, "meaning there is no release of VOC's during cutting or application. Vinyl is odorless and non toxic. Vinyl can be owner-applied for greater cost effectiveness.

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Seven Keys to Create Climates in Sales Negotiations!

Body Language – Avoid gestures that are inconsistent with what is said.

• Creativity – Avoid using either/or alternatives. Use new and creative alternatives.

• Open Mindedness – Be open minded to all potential strategies and tactics.

• Questions – Use questions to establish your prospect’s needs, to clarify issues, to consider new alternatives.

Neutrality – Avoid value judgements. Use neutral, descriptive terms.  Don’t assume the role of the teacher.

• Listening – Listen carefully to what your prospect has to say.

Communicate clearly – Avoid using technical terms and cliches. Complex language builds barriers between you and your prospect.

By Gerard Nierenberg (Superachievers -Personal Selling power)

 

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