Did You Know? (V3.0)

This is video #3 in the “Did You Know” series by Karl Fisch & Scott McLeod.

This video was posted to YouTube (in November 2008), but has become very popular with over 2.3 million views. It was even adapted by Sony BMG at an executive meeting they held in Rome of that year.

So how fast is everything moving at you today? Did you ever wonder why some days you feel so overwhelmed? Guess what, it’s not you! Watch the video below to find out why.

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With a Little Help From My Friends And Never Giving Up

Here is a piece of inspiration about never giving up no matter what the odds and how the support of a tribe can make a difference. So NEVER > EVER give up on your challenges. Watch what is possible with determination and some help from your tribe.

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Teleseminar Secrets Tip #20

FAQ: “How do I convince leaders in market niches to let me conduct teleseminars with them if I don’t have a proven track record?”

Answer: Please see video below.

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We are proud to support Alex Mandossian’s Teleseminar Secrets course and his internet marketing strategies, as we had a hand in putting together the middle part of the above video using our www.SpectacularPresentations.com format.

We would like to support others who take Teleseminar Secrets as we have learned so much from taking Alex’s course. We have special bonuses that we would like to offer you if you order through our affiliate link at www.ToTeleseminarSecrets.com.

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Renewing and Reconnecting Past Relationships

So our daughter turned 16, got her driver’s license and now wants a car of her own to drive around. We decided that we could give her one of our cars and bring out “our baby”.

We uncovered and dusted off our Nissan 300ZX that we hadn’t driven in quite some time; it was like reconnecting with an old friend. Then we thought to ourselves… why hadn’t we done this earlier?

Just like in life…

There are relationships that we have, or had in the past, that we have not recently spent time or energy on; relationships that were once strong that have become disconnected. The good intentions are there… the “I should call them” thoughts. But then… nothing.

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Alex Shares His Secret For Overcoming The “Fear Of Success”

In this guest post we have Alex Mandossian sharing his secret for overcoming the “fear of success” and the self sabotage that accompanies it.

To learn more about Global Teleseminar Week, and Alex’s strategies for turning your annual income into a monthly income, click www.ToTeleseminarSecrets.com

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Life is a Party! It’s All About Being Social and Getting Together

With the exception of perhaps a few rare individuals, people are social creatures. We all love to connect with other people, talk to them, find out about them, and get together with them. The challenging part for some people is… “Where do I find people I can really connect with, people with which I have something in common?”

Now, this doesn’t just apply to getting together with people “live and in person”, it also applies to the online society. Would you want to sit in front of your computer day in and day out if you felt you were all alone? To just gather information and send your content out hoping someone will read it? We highly doubt it.

This is why social media is so popular and a critical part of what we spend our time doing online.

However, we still find ourselves wandering here and there to connect with like-minded individuals. There’s a bit of information here, a cool group there, some interesting training over there, etc., etc.

So where do you go?

Tribes offer a great venue for meeting new people, connecting with them regularly, learning from each other, and perhaps even meeting in person. Some tribes will be created for a specific niche, others for anyone who wants to join.

The beauty of a tribe is that you actually get to know a lot of people, who they are, what they do, with the opportunity to support them and have them support you. And… you can join more than one tribe… just be sure you have the time and energy to fulfill your commitment to each one.

Does it feel like a party inside of a tribe? It sure can. If you choose to join a tribe, get involved. Do the syndication, read other people’s content (even their “About” page), communicate with them and get to know who they are. You’ll be surprised how quickly you can get to know so many new people and how much they’ll get to know you.

Life is a party… and tribes are a great place to bring that party online!

The tribe we “PARTY” with is Tribe Syndication Association (TSA) => Check them out HERE

For those of you who have already joined a tribe, we’d love it if you could let us know in the comment section what you like most about tribes and also what your biggest challenge is about being a part of a tribe. Thanks!!

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Life is an Adventure – Jump In or Slow and Steady… It’s Your Choice

There is a river… the Athabasca River… that flows through the Rocky Mountains which is perfect for rafting. Churning rapids or a calm steady flow, it has it all. And thus we, and a few of our friends, were inspired to take a couple of inflatable “canoes” down the river for an afternoon adventure. And oh, what an adventure it was to be.

When we first got in the river the canoe took on water; and being in the mountains, it felt like having a few buckets of ice thrown on us. However, after the initial shock we got used to it… kind of like sitting in a bathtub full of warm water. The first section of the river we went down was laden with rapids… quite an exciting ride to say the least. When it calmed down a bit, we decided to stop off on a small island to dump our bath water and continue the trip.

By this time we were in a full-fledged race against each other to see who could get to our landing point first. So dumping the water and getting back into the river was something we wanted to do very quickly. And that is how Pat got left out of the canoe. The other person in our raft was so determined to win that he took off before Pat could get in.

So here we have it… two people paddling like heck and Pat hanging on the back floating down the river. To this very day Lorna cannot understand how he could stay in that frigid water for so long.

We made it! We’re at the landing point. So… Lorna decides to jump out and help pull the canoe to shore. Swoosh!! Down she goes! And remember, this water feels like an ice bath. She didn’t realize the water was still very deep there; and after splashing around in a panic for a bit (and almost drowning), she manages to collect herself enough to swim to shore. Meanwhile, Pat has calmly swam over to shore from his position at the back of the canoe.

Two very different approaches to getting out of the water.

Think about it… we all have choices, different approaches we can take to almost anything in our lives. Even on how we approach our business.

We can jump in… just go for it when we have the basics set up, or we can take our time and have more of our systems in place before we begin.

By just jumping in when you have a couple of things in place, you can grow your business while you work on it. No need to be perfect… put something of value together for your customers and prospects and promote it to your target market. Doing it this way is counter-intuitive to the perfectionists… and yet perhaps just what they need. This method works well as long as corrections are made as you go along. The process is like this: get some feedback, correct and move forward (repeat).

Of course there is the other side of the coin… get the sites up and working, the systems in place, a few products to sell and then get out there and promote it. Still a great way to go… however the tendency in this situation is to keep working on the systems and the sites, and the business never gets going. Just be sure if you start your business the slow and steady way that at some point you get in the game.

So now we’re curious…

Which way have you approached your business...

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Remember there are different approaches to everything. So do what feels right for you… jump right in or move along slow and steady… either way, we’ll see you online!

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Gravatar.com (101) Checklist


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How To Manage “The Knowledge” You Gain

Our friend Alex Mandossian wrote an article on What It Takes to Acquire “The Knowledge” on his blog. The article talks about how the Black Cab taxi drivers in London must pass a test called The Knowledge.

We created a video that shows how we manage this type of information and knowledge. We also wrote a blog post describing this tool, which can be found here => http://TheCoolestCouple.com/cooltool1 . We use this tool to control and manage all the social networking information and knowledge that we receive on a daily basis.

The video below demos Alex Mandossian’s PersonalBrain that we’ve created using the software tool at http://ToTheBrain.com . We show how to find his blog post on “The Knowledge” and how we manage all the knowledge and information we gain.

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How Really Listening Will Improve Your Relationships, with Barbara Silva

We were extremely honored to be able to spend a few moments with Barbara Silva for a COOL interview during Mike Klingler’s “Marketing Funnel Mastery” event held in Las Vegas.

Barbara shared with us the power of really listening to others, and how doing this can improve all your relationships. Don’t take our word for it; listen to the interview with Barb!!!

Barb is an amazing coach and an even more amazing person – with an abundance of insight on connecting with others.

If you got any value from this interview, please comment and share.

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