Happiness Requires Daily Effort – PART 3

 

“I’m too busy to tell people how busy I am.” – someecards

Charlie Munger, the long-time business partner of Warren Buffett, once mentioned that there are weeks when the only thing scheduled on Buffett’s calendar is a haircut. His calendar will literally say,

“Tuesday: Haircut day.”

Buffett also doesn’t use email or a smartphone.

Without an overly busy schedule, without email, and without a smartphone, he manages to run a company with $240 billion in revenue and 377,000 employees.

I think we all can be a little less busy.

This is the final part in a three-part series I’m sharing with you on using research from positive psychology to improve your well-being. Continue reading “Happiness Requires Daily Effort – PART 3”

One Size Does NOT Fit All – PART 2

 

One size fits all is usually one size fits nobody.

Whether it’s the optimal diet, the optimal way to run a business, or the optimal way to create happiness, no one single solution is best for everyone.

We’re all different.

Tailoring your approach to your uniqueness is the key to faster and longer-lasting results.

This is the second part of a three-part series I’m sharing with you on what I’ve discovered by digging deep into the research produced by the field of positive psychology.

For the first time ever, rigorous academic research is being applied to how we thrive as human beings – in short, how to be happy. Continue reading “One Size Does NOT Fit All – PART 2”

Why you shouldn’t use your phone case. And why HE doesn’t either.

 

Last night I was going through some videos on YouTube, and on the right side I saw a video titled: “Brilliant Reason Why Neil deGrasse Tyson Doesn’t Put Cover on His iPhone.

My first reaction was: “Why on earth would you ask a world-renowned scientist that kind of question in a science show?

I had to watch it.

As it turns out, the reason IS truly brilliant.

And it’s also related to why military cadets do gun twirling.

Go watch the video here, and then come back to this post. I’ll wait.

Have you watched it?

Great.

As you can see, it has NOTHING to do with risk-taking.

But it has EVERYTHING to do with you learning how to control the risk as much as possible.

As Neil points out, iPhone’s are not meant to be dropped. Guns are not meant to be dropped.

And they certainly won’t fall by themselves.

It’s all about you. About your perception of the risk. And your decision to control and minimize that risk.

And the way you learn to control and minimize the risk is by practicing what’s risky.

Day in and day out.

Over and over, until your mind stops seeing that as something risky, and starts seeing it as something known that can be controlled.

There’s one big lie you’ll see all over the internet. And it’s:

Entrepreneurs love risk.

No. We don’t.

Nobody does.

But what separates entrepreneurs – successful entrepreneurs – from the rest is that we’ve learned to take control of that risk. To get to know it. To understand it.

To master it, so it doesn’t become our master.

Learn. Read. Practice. Then practice more.

That means TAKE ACTION.

After some time, people will admire your bravery and your risk-taking nature, but you’ll know what’s really going on.

From that point on, the world becomes your playground.

Until next time,
Jason Katzenback, CEO and Co-Founder of Amazing.com, Inc.

5 Ways to Quickly Build Your Email List

 

Your email list is one of the most important assets that you can have in an online business.

It doesn’t matter if you sell physical products or digital products and services. When you have a small targeted email list, it’s easier to start any business in any niche, because you have instant access to a database of potential customers who are interested in what you want to sell.

It’s not easy to build an email list, especially when you are just starting out, but there are a few methods that you can use to get great results.

Here are the 5 easiest ways to start building your email list:

  1. Use inserts. If you sell physical products on Amazon, or on your own website, add an insert—tell your customers to go to your website or landing page and enter their name and email address in exchange for something you give them for free. You can give them an extended warranty for their products, a discount code for future purchases, an ebook, or even a video course. Your imagination is the limit for what you can give them for free, in exchange for their contact information.
  2. Create educational content (articles) on your website, and share them through social media in groups interested in your niche. Try to rank these articles on google and other search engines for specific targeted keywords, in order to get traffic to them. On your website, add different types of opt-in forms (sidebar opt-ins, pop-ups, or hello bars). Once you get traction with this, it’s a never ending source of free leads.
  3. Build a landing page and drive traffic to it.  This can be one of the most effective methods if you get it right. First of all, think of something that you can give away for free to your subscribers. Make sure that what you are giving away is related to what you want to sell, so that it makes sense to customers when your promote it to them in the future. After this is ready, start driving traffic to that landing page (using Facebook Ads, Google Ads, Bing Ads, or other types of paid traffic). Make sure to test this and tweak it many times before you get the optimum conversion rate—but once you do that, scale as much as you want.
  4. Create a Facebook group. The admin of the group can ask members a set of questions before they join the group. One of the questions might be for your members to give you their email address in order to join the group. Grow your group to the stage where it gets organic traffic— a few member requests every day. Once you get the group to that stage, be sure that you also have good content, good branding, and great interaction in the group, so that people will recognize the emails they get from you. This method is free, and if your group grows larger and larger, you will get more member requests every day (which means more email subscribers every day).
  5. Build a YouTube channel. Start creating tutorial videos for your niche, which you can easily rank for targeted keywords. The more videos you upload and rank, the more free targeted traffic you will get from Youtube. In the video description, add a link to an opt-in form or landing page where people can go and subscribe to your email list. Be sure to point this out at the end of the videos! This method has two advantages: First, you build a following on Youtube, and second, you build your email list using free targeted traffic.

These 5 methods of growing your email list are the easiest to start with, and the most cost-effective. The majority of them don’t even require driving paid traffic!

Now it’s time for you to take action and start using the methods that are the best fit for you. Focus on one method at a time until you make it work, then scale by moving on to a different one.

Learn more about email marketing with Sorin Constantin’s course, “Email Marketing Basics: A Step-By-Step Beginner’s Guide.” Access this course on Amazing.com with the link below:

https://www.amazing.com/course/243

Sell an Amazon Business

Learn how to sell an Amazon business from an expert: Brendan Morris .

One way to be successful on Amazon is to create a successful business, sell it, start another business, and keep repeating the process. Brendan Morris, SellerCon attendee and Amazing Selling Machine member, shares his insight into this process and provides tips on how sellers can effectively build a successful Amazon business that people will want to buy.

His tips include focusing entirely on cash flow, automating as much as the process as possible, strategically selecting smaller items to build up the brand, and doing a ton of research on keywords before starting out.

Index:
How to Sell Your Amazon Business
Increase Cash Flow Before Selling Your Amazon Business
Amazon Automation
Sell Smaller Products on Amazon
Amazon Product Research
Meet This $30 Million Dollar Seller and Entrepreneur – Brendan Morris Video Transcript

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