Saturday

Help! I’m Overwhelmed and I Can’t Get Up!

Help! I’m Overwhelmed and I Can’t Get Up!

It's been another 12 hour day. Your other half is upset that you missed dinner - again. Your kids can't remember what you look like. You're exhausted and after the 942nd time your mastermind group has told you to hire some help you are finally ready.

But now what? How do you even begin trying to figure out what someone should do? Don't worry, it's not as hard as you think. Below are 4 steps with specific actions to take to ensure you get find the right person and get the most bang for your buck.

#1 Create a job description


The biggest mistake I see over and over again is business owners simply hiring someone and throwing them at the problem without any rhyme or reason. If you are not clear about what you want this person to do for you, how are they supposed to know? Your great new assistant anxiously wants to help out, but can't because you have no clue what to ask them to do. With a little planning, you can be prepared to answer the magic question, "what should I do now?"

Your actions

Start by creating your own job description. Make a list of everything you are currently handling. Things like writing proposals, making phone calls, sending out invoices. Once you have your list, put an "x" next to the things you want to keep. The rest are all potential items to add to your assistant's job description.

#2 Show me the skills!


Now that you have this great list of tasks and responsibilities, break it down into the skills needed to perform those tasks. For example, if you need someone who will be making lots of phone calls, you will be looking for someone with a good phone voice. Maybe someone who has telemarketing experience.

Your actions

Define what skill sets you are looking for, not just skills such as typing and budgeting, but ways of thinking, and personality traits such as honesty, integrity and being a self-starter. Write a list of opened ended interview questions and at the end of your interview look to see if the person has the skills and traits you are looking for.

#3 Write the perfect ad

Turn your wants and needs into an ad. You are more likely to get the kind of candidates you want if you specify what you are really looking for. An ad that reads, "Admin Assistant" is liable to get a range of results from someone looking to work full time for $50K per year to someone looking for $8 an hour part-time gig. If you are looking for someone to work 5 hours a week for $10 an hour, make sure you state that. If you don't specify these details, I guarantee that the perfect candidate will be in your pile. But, she will want a whole lot more time and money than you can afford.

Your actions

Create a clear ad that includes what the job is, how many hours, the approximate pay, where the position is and what you are looking for. Place the ad on low costs sites such as www.craigslist.com . Or try some local charity and religious organizations. Many have job placement programs. Call to see if they offer free listings.

#5 Create an atmosphere of success

Now you've got the right person. Set them up for success. Create the behind the scenes processes you want them to follow so that you know they are completing things the way you want it done. And remember, document, document, document, (did I say document?) what they are doing.

You never know when an emergency is going to come up. Save yourself time, energy and frustration by capturing all that they do so that it is easily passed on to a replacement. You will have turn over - count on it. But it won't be a big deal if you set yourself up for success by having documented processes and systems. This results in not having to recreate the wheel every time you bring a new person in.

You actions

Create systemized, documented processes and procedures that can be followed and passed on should your new person not fit the bill or choose to leave. Before you actually start paying someone, check with your attorney or accountant to make sure you are paying the person correctly. There are specific regulations regarding the difference between independent contractors and employees. You don't want to end up with a bunch of fines.

Good luck and happy hiring!

By Beth Schneider

Friday

BrewKups by Organo Gold - Luxury in your cup



A lot is happening with 5 year old Organo Gold. The first European Convention was held last weekend in Italy. BrewKups (our version of Kcups) was added to the product line. Greg Norman has signed on as the International Ambassador. World Famous Manny Pacquiao has partnered with the company and will be wearing the company paraphernalia during the boxing match in Vegas on April 12th and Organo Gold is expanding its distribution opportunity to the country of Nigeria.

To say I am excited to be with such a cutting edge company would be an understatement. I was looking for a company that I could build globally and had no idea it would be with a coffee company.
When introduced to this company I wanted nothing to do with it because I did not drink coffee. I thank God that a young lady who had made millions of dollars in this industry decided to partner with Organo Gold.

Because of her move and after a long conversation with her I too decided to make the move. One of the best pieces of advice she gave me was "Take off your consumer hat and put on our business hat."

She told me to look around me and notice that even doughnut companies were changing their emphasis to coffee. "Time to make the donuts" now brands themselves as "America Runs on Dunkin."  If you notice, their logo is no longer a doughnut. Instead it is a piping hot cup of coffee. They like many other companies want to get their market share of this very lucrative industry.

Coffee is not a sexy product. You don't have models coming out showing that they lost inches in 10 minutes. It's not a luxury product. No on the contrary it is a daily habit that many refuse to live without. In other words, coffee is a necessity. The beauty of Organo Gold is that were able to make that "habit" healthy.

If you were like me and thought you would never consider coffee as a business opportunity, I encourage you to take a second look. You might be pleasantly surprised.
 

Take your skeptical hat off. Take your consumer hat off and take a serious look.  Think about people have been trained to "meet for coffee". They take a break in the "coffee break" room.

Even if you are like me and don't drink coffee (I do now! The Mocha is divine) 8 out 10 people do every single day. Surely a few of those people want a healthier alternative.

Join us in Wave 2. New Partnerships, New Countries, and New Products. The only thing missing is you...

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Tuesday

Leadership and good communication go hand in hand,

Happy Tuesday....Leadership and good communication go hand in hand, wouldn't you agree? In my opinion good communication is an essential characteristic of a good leader. It's important to learn how to truly communicate. Too many times good communication becomes something we wish for instead of something we work for. Good communication doesn't happen automatically. It takes cooperation, teamwork, learning, listening and letting others have a turn. These are all areas that many of us could work on. Really think about every aspect of your communication. Everything from the tone of your voice to your body language is communicating something. Is yours saying what you want it to?


Happy Tuesday....Leadership and good communication go hand in hand, wouldn't you agree? In my opinion good communication is an essential characteristic of a good leader. It's important to learn how to truly communicate. Too many times good communication becomes something we wish for instead of something we work for. Good communication doesn't happen automatically. It takes cooperation, teamwork, learning, listening and letting others have a turn. These are all areas that many of us could work on. Really think about every aspect of your communication. Everything from the tone of your voice to your body language is communicating something. Is yours saying what you want it to?

Healthy Power Breakfast

What Are these Ingredients for as follows

1 Celery Stalk
10 Rasberries
1/4c Blueberries
6 lrg Strawberries
Handful of spinach
1/2 ripe banana as ripe is best for you
1/4c fresh pineapple
1 Carrot
8gr Raw Pumpkin Seeds
8gr Raw Sesame Seeds
8gr Raw Sunflower Seeds
1/4tsp Cayenne Pepper
Lrg Tbsp Almond Butter
Lrg Tbsp Coconut Oil
I Can Coconut Water

Take Ingredients put in Blentec or Magic Bullet Mix for One minute and drink.
This is for me what I call my Power Breakfast five days a week it has enough natural energy to last about six hour with Two healthy snacks in between this enough for two people. Although I drink this on my own. very fillings

Monday

Change Your Coffee Change Your Life


Workwithbenpowell with B E Powell is a MLM and Network Marketing leadership, training, and educational site. Workwithbenpowell.com with B.E. Powell is dedicated to helping those Organo Gold Distributors who join our team to become successful in their MLM business.

The reason that workwithbenpowell with B.E. Powell chose the Organo Gold Company as the vehicle to lead and train with, is that this company is young and it’s leadership is not only experienced, but it is also producing solid results. In just four years Organo Gold has brought forth 4 of the top 10 money earners in the MLM and Network Marketing industry according businessforhome.orgOrgano Gold is also transforming thousands of families with it’s compensation plan that pays 8 different ways. Others reasons for the Organo Gold success has to do with it’s products as well as the 18 month proven system that if applied consistently will work for any Distributor regardless of how large his personal network is. The star of the coampany is the Gourmet Coffee with it’s Organic Ganoderma blend. Organo Gold also has wide variety of Organic Ganoderma based products such as teas, chocolate, mocha, and latte.
Coffee is a great product for the MLM and Network Marketing business model. Why? Most of the world drinks coffee and coffee is the second most popular beverage after water. Coffee is also the second most traded commodity in the world, second only to petroleum. What happens when coffee drinkers run out of coffee? They go out and buy more coffee. That’s why the company is having so much success and is changing the lives of so many families.
When you join the workwithbenpowell with B.E.Powell Team, you will not be left alone in your newly founded business. You will have access to a training and coaching systemvia our interactive website, webinars, events, and our e-mails that deliver inspirational quotes and messages. Frequent instructions and communications will keep you informed and educated. If you have a strong reason why you want to be successful, then we believe that there is nothing impossible for you. It will be just a matter of time before you start living your dreams. Come and join us now!!! call Ben 780-2177708 now!!

Sunday

20 Things to Start Doing in Your Relationships



20 Things to Start Doing in Your Relationships

Family isn’t always blood.  They’re the people in your life who appreciate having you in theirs – the ones who encourage you to improve in healthy and exciting ways, and who not only embrace who you are now, but also embrace and embody who you want to be.  These people – your real family – are the ones who truly matter.

Here are twenty tips to help you find and foster these special relationships.
  1. Free yourself from negative people. – Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and likeminded.  Relationships should help you, not hurt you.  Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you want to be.  Choose friends who you are proud to know, people you admire, who love and respect you – people who make your day a little brighter simply by being in it.  Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.  When you free yourself from negative people, you free yourself to be YOU – and being YOU is the only way to truly live.  Read Stumbling on Happiness.

  2. Let go of those who are already gone. – The sad truth is that there are some people who will only be there for you as long as you have something they need.  When you no longer serve a purpose to them, they will leave.  The good news is, if you tough it out, you’ll eventually weed these people out of your life and be left with some great people you can count on.  We rarely lose friends and lovers, we just gradually figure out who our real ones are.  So when people walk away from you, let them go.   Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you.  It doesn’t mean they are bad people; it just means that their part in your story is over.

  3. Give people you don’t know a fair chance. – When you look at a person, any person, remember that everyone has a story.  Everyone hasgone through something that has changed them, and forced them to grow.  Every passing face on the street represents a story every bit as compelling and complicated as yours.  We meet no ordinary people in our lives.  If you give them a chance, everyone has something amazing to offer.  So appreciate the possibility of new relationships as you naturally let go of old ones that no longer work.  Trust your judgment.  Embrace new relationships, knowing that you are entering into unfamiliar territory.  Be ready to learn, be ready for a challenge, and be ready to meet someone that might just change your life forever.

  4. Show everyone kindness and respect. – Treat everyone with kindness and respect, even those who are rude to you – not because they are nice, but because you are.  There are no boundaries or classes that define a group of people that deserve to be respected.  Treat everyone with the same level of respect you would give to your grandfather and the same level of patience you would have with your baby brother.  People will notice your kindness.

  5. Accept people just the way they are. – In most cases it’s impossible to change them anyway, and it’s rude to try.  So save yourself from needless stress.  Instead of trying to change others, give them your support and lead by example.

  6. Encourage others and cheer for them. – Having an appreciation for how amazing the people around you are leads to good places – productive, fulfilling, peaceful places.  So be happy for those who are making progress.  Cheer for their victories.  Be thankful for their blessings, openly.  What goes around comes around, and sooner or later the people you’re cheering for will start cheering for you.

  7. Be your imperfectly perfect self. – In this crazy world that’s trying to make you like everyone else, find the courage to keep being your awesome self.  And when they laugh at you for being different, laugh back at them for being the same.  Spend more time with those who make you smile and less time with those who you feel pressured to impress.  Be your imperfectly perfect self around them.  We are not perfect for everyone, we are only perfect for those select few people that really take the time to get to know us and love us for who we really are.  And to those select few, being our imperfectly perfect self is what they love about us.

  8. Forgive people and move forward. – Don’t live your life with hate in your heart. You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate.  Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.”  It is saying, “I’m not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever.”  Forgiveness is the remedy.  It doesn’t mean you’re erasing the past, or forgetting what happened.  It means you’re letting go of the resentment and pain, and instead choosing to learn from the incident and move on with your life.  Remember, the less time you spend hating the people who hurt you, the more time you’ll have to love the people who love you.

  9. Do little things every day for others. – Sometimes those little thingsoccupy the biggest part of their hearts.  You can’t be everything to everyone, but you can be everything to a few people.  Decide who these people are in your life and treat them like royalty.

  10. Pay attention to who your real friends are. – As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones.  Remember, life is kind of like a party.  You invite a lot of people, some leave early, some stay all night, some laugh with you, some laugh at you, and some show up really late.  But in the end, after the fun, there are a few who stay to help you clean up the mess.  And most of the time, they aren’t even the ones who made the mess.  These people are your real friends in life.  They are the ones who matter most.

  11. Always be loyal. – True love and real friendship aren’t about being inseparable. These relationships are about two people being true to each other even when they are separated.  When it comes to relationships, remaining faithful is never an option, but a priority.  Loyalty is everything.

  12. Stay in better touch with people who matter to you. – In human relationships distance is not measured in miles, but in affection.  Two people can be right next to each other, yet miles apart.  So don’t ignore someone you care about, because lack of concern hurts more than angry words.  Stay in touch with those who matter to you.  Not because it’s convenient, but because they’re worth the extra effort.  Remember, you don’t need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends you can be certain of.  Paying attention to these people is a priority.

  13. Keep your promises and tell the truth. – If you say you’re going to do something, DO IT!  If you say you’re going to be somewhere, BE THERE!  If you say you feel something, MEAN IT!  If you can’t, won’t, and don’t, then DON’T LIE.  It’s always better to tell people the truth up front.  Don’t play games with people’s heads and hearts.  Don’t tell half-truths and expect people to trust you when the full truth comes out; half-truths are no better than lies.  Remember, love and friendship don’t hurt.  Lying, cheating and screwing with people’s feelings and emotions hurts.  Never mess with someone’s feelings just because you’re unsure of yours.  Always be open and honest.

  14. Give what you want to receive. – Don’t expect what you are not willing to give.  Start practicing the golden rule.  If you want love, give love.  If you want friends, be friendly.  If you want money, provide value.  It works.  It really is this simple.  Read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

  15. Say what you mean and mean what you say. – Give the people in your life the information they need, rather than expecting them to know the unknowable.  Information is the grease that keeps the engine of communication functioning.  Start communicating clearly.  Don’t try to read other people’s minds, and don’t make other people try to read yours.  Most problems, big and small, within a family, friendship, or business relationships, start with bad communication.

  16. Allow others to make their own decisions. – Do not judge others by your own past.  They are living a different life than you are.  What might be good for one person may not be good for another.  What might be bad for one person might change another person’s life for the better.  Allow people to make their own mistakes and their own decisions.

  17. Talk a little less, and listen more. – Less advice is often the best advice.  People don’t need lots of advice, they need a listening ear and some positive reinforcement.  What they want to know is often already somewhere inside of them.  They just need time to think, be and breathe, and continue to explore the undirected journeys that will eventually help them find their direction.

  18. Leave petty arguments alone. – Someone else doesn’t have to be wrong for you to be right.  There are many roads to what’s right.  And most of the time it just doesn’t matter that much.  Read How To Win Friends and Influence People.

  19. Ignore unconstructive, hurtful commentary. – No one has the right to judge you.  They might have heard your stories, but they didn’t feel what you were going through.  No matter what you do, there will always be someone who thinks differently.  So concentrate on doing what you know in your heart is right.  What most people think and say about you isn’t all that important.  What is important is how you feel about yourself.

  20. Pay attention to your relationship with yourself. – One of the most painful things in life is losing yourself in the process of loving others too much, and forgetting that you are special too.  When was the last time someone told you that they loved you just the way you are, and that what you think and how you feel matters?  When was the last time someone told you that you did a good job, or took you someplace, simply because they know you feel happy when you’re there?  When was the last time that ‘someone’ was YOU?

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