Monday, December 20, 2010

Are You Results Driven or Process Driven

As the New Year approaches I am sure you may be thinking of your New Year Resolutions. I don't make Resolutions anymore. I always seem to break them. I do know that I can keep a mental note of how I can be the best me.

I remember a story I heard a few months ago. There are two women (can be two men if you want it to be that way). One named Julie the other named Carrie. It was the New Year and both girls wanted to make it a great one and had resolutions to go to the gym and start a work out regimen. They both set there alarms for 6 am, went to bed and slept well.

Julie woke up, stepped on the floor, looked outside and saw the snow on the ground, felt the cold floor and said "Boy, it is too cold." And goes back to sleep.
Carrie wakes up, stepped on the floor, looked outside, saw the snow on the ground and felt the cold floor beneath her feet. She was at the gym in 30 minutes. 

So what makes these two women who did the same thing- act in different ways. It is the mental outlook. Julie looked at the PROCESS of going to the gym; as Carrie looked at the RESULT.

We all have something we do not want to do or finish. But if we think of the RESULT or OUTCOME we know it was well worth it. I know I did not like making phone calls in the beginning of my business venture. I looked at the process. But now I look at the result. I can gain a new customer or a distributor. I help them achieve their goals and dreams. Therefore, making mine more of a reality.Now making phone calls is not a big deal at all to me.

So as you make your resolutions or changes in your life- look at the results. See below some ideas of the Process vs Result comparison. Write your goals down with the comparisons. If you want the Result than focus on that compared to the Process and you should be able to keep your resolution.

Stop Smoking- 
Process- nicotine withdrawal and eating more
Result- Healthy Body, saving money, clothes don't smell and live longer 

Working Out-
Process- finding the time, cold outside, busy at work, etc.
Result- A fit Body, lower stress, more energy, leaner, healthier, etc.

Eating Healthier (not necessarily a diet- they often get broken)
Process- missing out on McDonald's, favorite desserts, etc
Results- lower cholesterol, heart disease, leaner body, lower health insurance costs if you needed to lose weight

Community Service- donate some time or money to a charity. Community service does not need to mean a large organization and diving right into volunteer work especially if you never volunteered at all. How about looking close at home? Maybe an elderly person you know needs help grocery shopping. Or help a single mom by watching her kids for a couple of hours.
Process- not enough time, too much money
Result- helping some one less fortunate, mentor a child, food donations-as they feed their BODY with your food donation you feed your SOUL

Start simple with your resolution and focus on the RESULT. Your intention for the New Year may last longer and become a long term, healthy, good habit.

Good luck and Happy New Year!

Happy Card Sending,
Your Referral Specialists
Send A Free Card and Biz Opp

Monday, December 13, 2010

My First SendOutCards Webinar

A few Mondays ago, I was fortunate to present SendOutCards, my story, the service and the opportunity to an online Networking Group I belong to, The Selling Divas. It was fun. The preparation and the script writing. There were some technical difficulties when I went live, but everyone were great sports. I was able to re-record this webinar without the technical difficulties and I am very proud of my first attempt to try a webinar/ conference call. I know I will only get better. I hope you listen to this. It is about 20 minutes long (not the 30-45 minutes I said on the video).

Happy Card Sending,
Your Referral Specialists
Send A Free Card and Biz Opp

Monday, December 6, 2010


Ok, So you have an amazing website/blog/facebook page. You have figured out all the ways to drive traffic to your site. You made sure your tags are the best for your business, optimal keywords and an amazing layout of text and images that will grab your readers attention. You hired analysts, social media gurus and read all of their blogs, ebooks and such. Your education paid off you make the first page on Google, Yahoo and MSN. Woo Hoo!! Let's grab a drink!

Now how do your customers and family see you in the REAL world. Your image on the Internet is filled with expertise, motivation and know how. Great!

You strived on driving traffic to your site, but have you strived on driving PEOPLE to YOU!

You are an ATTRACTION MAGNET. Remember  that- you attract people who are like you by the way you think, act and network. What you put out in the Universe is what you get back. This is repeated over and over in books, motivational cd's, business and life coaches. So what I am saying is not new. But a reminder.

The amount of time you put into your website, blog, facebook page. All the energy you put into making sure your TWEETS are on everyone's feed from sun up to sun down, you should be putting into your REAL LIFE relationships.

So who is an ATTRACTION MAGNET? And how does one become one?

A person who is an attraction magnet is one who gives his or her self with no intention of wanting things in return and doing this on a massive scale. There are many techniques on how to become one. One word that stands out to me it SELFLESSNESS. When you strive to be this way others will admire you. This is not coming from jealousy, this comes from a true admiration. People will want what you have. Things you want out of life will come to you. Charisma, patience, listening skills or any combination of many things are attributes others are looking to emulate. There is an art to be an Attraction Magnet. Giving of oneself is not hard to do. It just needs to be practiced on more often.

More and more people will come to you instead of you searching for them. When you give off a positive outlook more positive people will find it.

So as you create your Internet presence when searching for your ideal reader, customer, distributor. Remember to apply that same thought in your real life interactions. A thought turns non substance things into reality.

Happy Card Sending,
Your Referral Specialists
Send A Free Card and Biz Opp

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holiday Card Checklist

The holiday season is here, and we've created a checklist of six important things for you to remember as you prepare your holiday cards and gifts. You'll also notice a slideshow presentation of our newest holiday gifts.

Schedule your cards and gifts to go out early with your SendOutCards system and don't forget that USPS strongly recommends sending all mail BEFORE December 15 in order for them to arrive in your recipients' mailboxes on time during this holiday season.

1. Update Your Contact Manager!
 Make your contacts list and check it twice, because to have everyone you know in your contact manager will be especially nice. It's also a great idea to import groups of contacts you have from other applications. Importing can be tricky at times, so we've included a tutorial to help you out:
2. Create the Perfect Holiday Card!
The second option is PicturePlus Basic. Click on this tutorial to find out more:

3. Edit Your Cards Earlier Than Normal!
The month of December is our busiest time of the year. So that we can make sure your cards are sent out on time, our production team will be printing cards at a much faster pace. This means that you DO NOT have until midnight to edit your cards like normal. Instead, we encourage you to edit your cards as soon as possible because your card can be sent to print as soon as you hit send.
4. Purchase Points & Add to Your Expense Account!
 Without points and expense for postage, your cards won't make it to the printers and into the mailboxes of your family and friends. Make sure you have enough for the holiday season beforehand so you can beat the holiday rush. We suggest adding at least 100 points and in postage to ensure this holiday season runs smoothly.
For help with purchasing points and adding to your expense, please see the following:
5. Send Your Holiday Cards Campaign-Style!
 If you haven't created a card campaign before, now is the perfect time to find out how it's done! Now that you've followed the steps above, you have the perfect card, plenty of points, and all your holiday contacts' information is loaded into your SendOutCards account. With a few clicks of the mouse your cards will be sent. This means no more stamp-licking, long lines, or lost hours spent assembling the cards. We do it all for you!
For help creating a holiday card campaign, use the links we've listed below:
6. Make Sure Your Personalized Handwriting and Signature is Ready- this is too late to add now. So make sure you add it for 2011!

Holiday cards should always include a personal touch that will bring a smile to the face of any recipient, such as a friend, child, spouse, sibling, co-worker etc. We can help you by printing your personalized handwriting font and signature on each card! Your personalized handwriting font and four signatures come with the purchase of a Wholesale Premium Package and are also sold separately for to those who have purchased the Preferred Package or Retail Package Plus. Find this amazing feature on the Purchase Products page (item #2050). Once purchased, download the font form, use a color printer to print the form (the boxes must be red), fill it out, and mail it to the address in the instructions section of the form. You'll want to make sure your form will get to us by December 1 so you can have your font and signatures available in your account by *December 15.

USPS has suggested that holiday cards be sent BEFORE December 15 in order for them to arrive in your recipients' mailboxes by December 25.

Due to the high volume of traffic on the SendOutCards website during the holiday season, you may experience slight delays in the speed of the website.

Happy Card Sending,
Your Referral Specialists
Send A Free Card and Biz Opp