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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Are You Really Stuck, or do You Just Believe You Are?

Have you ever gotten to a point where you feel you’ve done all you can and no matter what, you’ll never grow further or reach your goals? You’ve told yourself you really want to get there, but you’ve consciously or sub-consciously told yourself that although you want it, you don’t have a hope in heck of getting it.

So… let’s discuss making things happen, amazing support and how important mindset really is.

I (Lorna) entered a Figures Competition (like bodybuilding – with a little less muscle definition) last year. I committed to the training and the diet (death by chicken) and entered in a competition. I placed fourth in one of the classes, which I felt was absolutely fantastic! So, I thought to myself… that’s probably about as high as I’ll ever get… the other girls had more time, trainers, nutritionists, were younger, blah, blah, blah… basically, plain old excuses.

But, because I did have a lot of fun, and it was a phenomenal experience… I entered another competition this spring.

I trained even harder (never thought that was possible) committed to the diet again, and used a lot of visualization and awareness to get back into competition form. It paid off, as I placed third in one of the classes!

Very Cool! And the coolest part of it was the amazing support I got from my sweetheart, Pat. He was with me the whole way… and voiced that support while he was in the audience at the competition for all to hear. I’m pretty sure the audience appreciated how much he supported me as well. Watch and listen to this very cool moment…

So do I now believe I can still grow further and win a competition? Most definitely! It brings awareness to this question: what are my limiting beliefs, what is it I believe that is preventing me from experiencing other amazing things in my life?

Once again I had a lot of fun… and the third-place finish was like icing on the cake. Being that I started competing a little later than most (49) I thought I wouldn’t even come close to fitting in with the “seasoned pros”. A limiting belief, that once I moved past, allowed me to grow, improve and get a whole new perspective on being committed to making it happen.

In Alberta the association that holds these competitions is the Alberta Bodybuilding Association they are a class act all the way and are run like most associations with volunteers. Here are the 2011 Northern Alberta Championship Results and I placed third in Masters 45+.

The other competitors were all friendly, helpful, supportive, nervous and very hungry ;-)

Some big learning experiences for me were:

1) Sharing a common goal and journey with others is very COOL
2) There are no egos backstage
3) Everyone has their own way of achieving their goals and dreams
4) The volunteers are amazing
5) Even though the event is a “Judged” event, I entered for the experience and for my growth

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Bling! Shiny and Attractive – But Where Does it Take You?

You give away your power. With all the hype and “bling” that can be found online, it’s so easy to get caught up in it, and see it as something that’s going to make your business successful, and make you tons of money.

But then it doesn’t do that. It seems that in the end all you’ve done is send all YOUR traffic to someone else through their affiliate program, and your business is still where it was, or worse, because you’ve neglected it in favor of promoting someone else. Or maybe what they’ve taught you doesn’t work for your business, because you’re not in the same position as they are with their business. They have a bigger list, more reach, more money to invest, or they’re more well-known. You get the picture.

Too often people put others on a pedestal, thinking they can do no wrong, and that what they teach is the best thing since sliced bread. So often though, it ends up just being something that’s bright, shiny and attractive… with no substance behind it, or benefit for the customer.

Now, we’re not saying that affiliate programs are terrible, or that you shouldn’t purchase online training from other people… it’s just that you need to ensure that what you are buying into will work for you. Make sure it won’t lead you down a path that takes you farther away from your own success. And understand… these people are not better than you, they have just reached a different level in their business and have some things that they can teach you.

So… when an attractive offer comes by, check it out before you buy. Understand exactly what they are going to teach you and determine if it’s something that will benefit you. Are they doing what you want to do? Or have they gone a totally different path?

Signing up for other people’s affiliate programs and promoting them is great, and can make you some money in the process. Just understand that you may be sending the traffic that you spent time and money in attracting to someone else. Only you can determine if that is something you and your business can handle. Just think about it before you jump in.

So yes, things can appear brilliant and amazingly beneficial to you at first glance (the “bling” factor), just make sure you use your magnifying glass to determine if there is substance behind that shiny facade.

Conversing with People on Twitter Leads to More Online Traffic with Liz Hindley

Conversing with People on Twitter Leads to More Online Traffic with Liz Hindley

We were tickled pink to be able to catch Liz Hindley for a COOL interview during the Marketing Funnel Mastery event held in Las Vegas.

In this video Liz shares with us the importance of conversing with people and building relationships on Twitter. It’s not all about promotion. Don’t take our word for it; listen to the interview with Liz!!!

You need to watch the entire video…  the peanut gallery pipes up at the end and gives us all a laugh! Something about naked….

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

To find out more about Liz visit her at: NakedPilot.com

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How Creating a COOL Action Plan Will Move You Beyond Procrastination with Mike Klingler

We were extremely honored to be able to catch Mike Klingler for a COOL interview during his Marketing Funnel Mastery event held in Las Vegas.

In this video Mike shared why having a clear, concise plan of action, and believing in the plan, will help you through procrastination. Don’t take our word for it; listen to the interview with Mike!!!
The MFM event itself draws an empowered group of individuals (really more like a family) of committed
and very dedicated solo entrepreneurs, coaches and small business owners.

We were spellbound as we watched Mike Klingler share his 12 million dollar funnel with the whole group. Mike is totally about giving… that’s for sure.

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Really Get Ahead in Online Marketing and Cool Connection Ideas with Jerry Chen

We were extremely honoured to be able to catch Jerry Chen for a COOL interview during the Marketing Funnel Mastery event held in Las Vegas.

In this video Jerry shares what he’s discovered is the real way to gain growth in your online business… and he shares some very cool ideas on staying in touch.

Don’t take our word for it; listen to the interview with Jerry!!!

Jerry really understands the social aspect of online marketing and how important it is to stay connected. He definitely walks his talk… that’s for sure.

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

To find out more about Jerry Chen visit him at: Facebook.com/WhoIsJerryChen

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A Marketing Funnel Mastery live event recommendation with Karen Dunham

We were extremely honoured to be able to catch Karen Dunham for a COOL interview during the Marketing Funnel Mastery event held in Las Vegas.

In this video Karen shares her experience of the Marketing Funnel Mastery live event… and why she feels it’s an opportunity not to be missed. Don’t take our word for it; listen to the interview with Karen!!!

Karen comes from the heart when she makes her recommendation. She is always open and honest… and that is so cool.

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The Wisdom of Will Smith… Words to Live By

Will Smith – whether due to his upbringing or things he’s learned along the way – has a very insightful look on life and what’s important.

From a strong work ethic, making a difference in people’s lives, doing things one step at a time, to creating our own lives, Will shares what we feel are real gems in our life’s journey.

We feel what he has to say are words to live by… ideas and concepts that enrich our lives and most importantly, other people’s lives we touch. And what’s totally phenomenal is that Will doesn’t just say what’s important or tell people what to do. He lives it first, and then passes on the wisdom he’s gathered along the way.

We highly recommend you take a look at the video below… become inspired… and take to heart the life lessons Will shares with us. Enjoy…

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Teleseminar Secrets Dynamic Knowledge Mind Map

In this “Cool Tool Tip” video we show how we manage over 1800 pieces of information and knowledge that Alex delivered during his Teleseminar Secrets (TSS) course from last year.

You can find out more and explore this Teleseminar Secrets Dynamic Knowledge Mind Map

We have removed all the physical links, but you can see the vast amount of content, information and knowledge that is taught.

We will also be creating a new knowledge map for this year’s TSS course that we are offering as a bonus if you register for TSS through our affiliate link at www.ToTeleseminarSecrets.com.

You can check out this page Teleseminar Secrets Sign-Up Bonuses from the Coolest Couple to find out more about this offer and to see what other bonuses we are offering.

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Facing the Giants

What could you really do if you didn’t have all these ANTs in your mind. (ANT=Automatic Negative Thought)

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