Archives for May 2009

One man’s words encouraged me to fulfill a dream

Last night I did something I have wanted to do for quite some time. I committed to a 26 mile marathon. Not just any marathon though. This one is to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation.

Now mind you, I’m not a runner nor have I ever participated in a marathon. I just turned 55 years old (heck…years young) and I figure now is as good a time as any.

This marathon made perfect sense to me for a number of reasons.

1.    I’m tired of saying, “Someday I am going to take action on this goal.”
2.    I like the idea of doing something really healthy and helpful.
3.    I will be trained by pros who know how to motivate those who are committed to crossing the finish line.
4.    I have the opportunity to meet equally committed folks during the practices, clinics and in Portland in October during the marathon.
5.    I will be raising money for the Leukemia Foundation.
6.    And it’s a part of my “Every day is Saturday” lifestyle.

You might be wondering what the Everyday is Saturday lifestyle is. I first heard about this a few months ago at Willie Crawford’s Birthday Bash. I had the opportunity to meet the Everyday is Saturday guy, Sam Crowley.

I was blown away by what Sam shared. I was so inspired by what Sam said that I immediately started reading everything about Sam I could get my hands on. I also got his CD set where he outlines exactly what Everyday is Saturday is.

Hearing Sam, reading his information and listening to his CDs gave me a kick in the backside I needed (and deep inside) wanted.
I got so excited about his message that I called him up and said, “Sam, I have lots of people who would love to hear what you have to say. Would you join me for a teleseminar to share your ideas?”

Without hesitation he agreed. You see, sharing his message with folks around the world is part of Sam’s Everyday is Saturday. So is being a great dad, a loving husband and a man who walks his talk.

Today at 3 p.m. PST you can join in on our conversation about Six Days to Saturday. There is no cost and the benefit you will gain will be huge. I guarantee it!

To register go to http://www.streetsmartsmarketing.com/Sam.htm

If you have dreams you have been procrastinating on, this call is sure to put the fire under your backside.

Sam Crowley is going crazy – he’s giving away his $497 program.

Over the weekend I visited a fun community called, Sisters. It is located near Bend, Oregon.

The town is definitely geared towards tourists with dozens of fun and unique gift shops, restaurants and art galleries. I enjoyed the day with two close friends; Carole Rozek of Opportunity Barks and Lorraine Cohen.

Lorraine flew in for the Grand Opening of Opportunity Barks. What an amazing event it was.

But I digress. Back to Sisters, Oregon. Out of all the shops we visited, the most memorable is Donterra Artworks. From the moment we walked in there was a great “feel” to the place.

Not only did Terra the owner take time to give a warm welcome, she took time to have a neighborly conversation. When I asked how business is she said it is incredible.

Our conversation moved into the direction of how our thoughts, beliefs and actions are powerfully influential on our reality. She said that for years she had the dream of opening a shop just like she has and when she finally made the decision, took the action and believed it was possible things fell into place.

Terra’s main objective for her guests is to create an inviting, warm and unique experience from the moment one sees her store, steps foot over the threshold and strolls from area to area in her shop. She has masterfully accomplished this.

It is evident that Terra’s creation didn’t happen by chance, but rather by vision and action.

There are plenty of people who are having a similar experience as Terra.  When you ask them how business is they say, “Great.”

Then there are those who continue to affirm how bad things are, business is slow, no one is buying anything and on and on. And guess what? For them, things are bad. Not to invalidate anyone’s experience, but the fact is… that which we focus on grows.

One person who knows how important focus is, is my friend Sam Crowley. Sam is one of the most energetic guys I know. His whole purpose is to put a spark under the backside of others and get them to take action on their dreams. When you hear his story you will know why he is so passionate about doing this.

Sam is a bit crazy too! Why? Because right now he is giving away his $497 program, Six Days to Saturday. But only to the first 1,000 people who take him up on this offer. The only problem is, there are only 94 left.

Click here to claim your own set.

When Sam first told me he was doing this I thought he was kidding. Just to check it out I ordered the program and guess what, other than a small shipping and handling fee, I got the program of 6 CDs and a great learning guide shipped to my home.

Why is Sam doing this? Because he is committed to impacting the lives of as many people as he possibly can in the most affordable way possible.

If you’re ready to take your life into your own hands, I urge you to get this program right away. Sam is not only inspiring, he has a gift for giving out practical information that you can put into action right away.

On Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 3 p.m. PST, Sam will be joining me for a living conversation on Six Days to Saturday.

To register click here.

We are filling up on this so be sure to register right away.

Kathleen

Don’t watch this if you are a whimp!

My friend Sam Crowley hits you where it hurts with this video. He talks about the people who die at 25 but get buried 50 years later. Don't let this happen to you.





Are you merely existing or are you living your life with passion? Are you saying, “Someday I will do what I love and live my Saturday?” or are you among the sleep walkers of life?
Want to get Sam's 6 CD set for a mere $19.97 shipping and handling? Click here to access.

Build Buzz with a Twitter Contest

This guest article from Dana Lynn Smith is part of the virtual book tour for her new book, The Savvy Book Marketer's Guide to Successful Social Marketing.

Twitter contests and giveaways are a fun way to build buzz, increase your followers, and promote your book at the same time.

With a prize drawing, a winner is drawn from the contest entrants. You can give away a free copy of your book or put together a prize package that includes several related books or products. One advantage to inviting others to contribute to the prize package is that they can help promote the contest. You may want to create a web page or blog post that describes the contest, so you can link to it.

Typically, people enter a Twitter contest by following you and then re-tweeting a specific message such as this: “Just entered to win an autographed book: The Garden of the Soul. Just follow @LynnSerafinn & Retweet. See http://bit.ly/beq28 #GOTS”

Tweet and Re-tweet
You get the promotional ball rolling by tweeting about your contest, then others pass the message on for you by re-tweeting.

You can keep track of the entries by searching Twitter to locate the re-tweets. Another idea is to add a unique hastag, such as #GOTS in the example above, to your message. Then you can search Twitter for the hashtag to bring up a list of your entries.  Make sure no one is already using your hashtag by searching for the hashtag on the Twitter search page. http://search.twitter.com It's a good idea to copy or print out your entries each day, to make sure you don't lose any.

Make it random
An easy way to select a winner is to generate a random number at http://www.random.org. For example, if you have 224 entries, this free service will generate a random number between 1 and 224. If your number is 53, then count down to the 53rd entrant to find the winner.

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Soft Sell Marketing — Persuasion in Plain View

 I am thrilled to have Judith Sherven, PhD and Jim Sniechowski, PhD as my guest bloggers today. Judith and Jim are the authors of an outstanding book that brings consciousness to the forefront of marketing and sales.

Following is an article called Soft Sell Marketing — Persuasion in Plain View

This afternoon I (Jim) began reading a book on subliminal persuasion.
It’s not the first persuasion book I’ve read, but it is the first with
an emphasis on subliminal.

And it goes against everything Judith and I believe in as Soft Sell
marketers and advocates for the Soft Sell, heart-centered
perspective—i.e. marketing with consciousness and conscience.

Just the use of the word “subliminal” is enough to go against how we
want to market. But in case you might not have a formal definition,
here it is (from www.dictionary.com):

Subliminal — existing or operating below the threshold of
consciousness; being or employing stimuli insufficiently intense to
produce a discrete sensation but often being or designed to be intense
enough to influence the mental processes or the behavior of the
individual

And for persuasion:

Persuasion—to induce one to undertake a course of action or
embrace a point of view by means of argument, reasoning, or entreaty.

There are a number of problems with the juxtaposition of “subliminal”
and “persuasion” as they are here defined, contradiction being the
obvious one.

But I want to focus on what the author of the book I’m reading has to say.

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Would you like to be mentored by 7 top experts?

Mentoring is a process for the transmission of knowledge,for the purpose of career, personal development or professional development;  often in a face-to-face setting or over the phone.

It has been said, “If you want to cut your learning curve, find those who are doing what you want to do and gain insights from them.”

One of the best ways to do this is in a conference setting. Not only can you learn from mentors, you can also network with your peers.

In August, 2009, I will be joining six of my colleagues on the platform, all of who have mentored countless numbers of people on how to build their businesses using the power of the Internet. Imagine how much you could learn to hear people like Willie Crawford, Lynne Terry, David Perdew, Mark Hendricks, Jeff Herring and Alan R. Bechtold.

Join me in Atlanta, Georgia for Niche Affiliate Marketing System workshop  where you will be immersed in a knowledge base like none other.

Niche Affiliate Marketing System workshop takes place on Aug. 14-17, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Conference Center.

The best part of all is that seating is very limited. Only 120 seats are available and some have already been claimed.

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At the Niche Affiliate Marketing System workshop, you'll get all the personal instruction you can handle in 3 days.
Get the special fully, refundable registration fee of just $197 when you register before May 31st.

Why not get mentored by some of the most renowned experts you will find all in one place in this amazing environment?

Find out the #1 Secret to Wealth

Do you know what the #1 secret to wealth is? My buddy Sam Crowley will share with you what it is. Why should you listen to Sam? Because he walks his talk. He knows the deal of wealth creation.

Join me on May 21st when I interview Sam on Six Days to Saturday. You will be blown away by what you learn.
Register today!
http://www.streetsmartsmarketing.com/Sam.htm

How many Twitter tools are there?

How many Twitter tools do
you know about? What if I told you there is a resource you can access that has
over 100 tools that you can immediately access that will give you more power
and efficiency with your Twitter involvement. Below are three that you may not
have known about. Imagine what the others can do for you.

TweetRank displays graphical information about how many
people follow you. It aims t
o
give you details about your Twitter
profile due to changes in your follower patterns. You need to follow @tweet_rank.
You can check for what impact there was on your followers due to your
individual tweet(s) and what kind of impact you made on your followers.
The website is in German and English.

 

 

ReTweetRank lets you see the rank of any Twitter
user. With the rank, latest Retweets of
the user are shown and an RSS feed can also be grabbed for the
same. Monitoring Retweets can provide a better understanding of the audience to
the originator, while others can see the most interesting tweets of a
particular user.

 

Joint Contact is specifically designed for small and medium sized
businesses that are looking for a project management solution that will allow
them to manage documents, discussions, schedules, cases, tasks, and team
information. The solution is available online or it can be hosted on site.
Joint Contact is simple to use and it enables busy project managers to manage
multiple projects involving different team members.

 

My good friend, David Perdew, put this resource together. If you
know anything about David you know he always delivers the best information in
the easiest to understand format.

 

To access your own copy and learn about how you can make money
letting people you know about My Twitter Handbook click here.

 

Get your head on right with these FREE events from Kathleen Gage

Last week I hosted a private training to a group of 140 people on mindset. This was Module One of my Fast Track Making Money with the Internet training.

I made the decision to begin the training with a module on mindset because I am 100% convinced that mindset is more important than skill set. Granted, you absolutely need a great skill set, but if your head is not on right, you will sabotage your success no matter how much skill you have.

That is why I am hosting several FR*EE teleseminars over the next few weeks that address not only skill set, but mindset.

All are listed below. In addition, I have some excellent (and very, very cost effective) resources to help you build your business.

The first is My Twitter Handbook from David Perdew

There are over 100 Twitter Applications featured in My Twitter Handbook so you can get the most out of your Twitter involvement.
http://repeatable.org/twittertools/?e=KathleenGage

The cost is only $7.77. (You read that right!)

This price nearly triples in a couple of days so if you want to learn some of the most powerful ways to get the most out of Twitter, do yourself a favor and get this product. I can assure you that you will not find this much information on Twitter that will do you more good than My Twitter Handbook at the price you can get it for today.

In addition, you can more than make your investment back by becoming an affiliate and letting your friends, colleagues and clients know about the book. Check it out.

Click here to access

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How to Make More Money Learning the 1ShoppingCart System
FR*EE videos and webinars from Christina Hills, The Shopping Cart Queen.
Register by 4 p.m. PST on Monday, May 04, 2009 to enjoy these videos.

“How to Make More Money as a Virtual Assistant Learning the 1ShoppingCart System”

“How to Make More Money as a Coach Learning the
1ShoppingCart System”

“How to Make More Money and Take Control Of Your Business Yourself by Learning the 1ShoppingCart System Quickly”

Click here to access

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FR*EE
Magnetic Goals That Literally Draw You Toward the Financial Success You Know You Deserve!

Featuring Cathy Demers
Wednesday May 6, 2009
6:00 – 7:00 pm PST (9:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST)

Click here to register

Learn how to set and achieve Magnetic Goals and unleash the potential in your small business. Now is the time to have financial freedom and security while you make a difference in the lives of others.

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FR*EE
The Top 3 Mistakes Workshop Leaders Make That Keep Their Event Rooms Empty

Justin Livingston and Callan Rush
May 7, 2009
In this Teleclass you will learn…

*The Most Cost-Effective Strategies to ‘get the word out’ about your next event
*How Most People MISS the BOAT when they try to Market Their Events via Email
*A proven, easy to follow, 3-step System guaranteed to help your event business THRIVE
*3 ‘M -words’ you must know if you are serious about helping lots of people & making lots of money

Click here to register

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FR*EE
May 12, 2009

Mentoring with the Marketing Masters Teleseminar Series is LIVE!
Marketing Gurus Reveal Insiders' Secrets To Successfully Grow Your Business And Boost Your Income & Assets…

www.mentoringtomastery.com/kathleen

Join me on May 12, 2009 as Andrea Blackwood interviews me on how to make money with teleseminar.
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FR*EE
Six Days to Saturday
Teleclass with Super Motivator, Sam Crowley

Thursday, May 21st at 3 p.m. PST

-Do you feel like you are caught in the day to day grind and want off the merry-go-round of settling for?
-Are you looking for more meaning to your life?
-Ready to wake up every day with so much gratitude you can’t help but get excited about the day?
-Wonder if you will ever “get it” when it comes to personal development?

If you answer yes to even one question you need to be on this call.
Make every day Saturday!

Be sure to watch the automatic video

Click here to register

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IBPA – Publisher’s University
May 26 – 28, 2009

New York City
Publishing University is considered IBPA’s cornerstone event and we are extremely proud of the benefit it provides. As education professionals, we provide our participants with the best available teachers in the publishing industry as well as topics of interest and importance to publishers of all sizes.

This years’ conference will draw attendance from IBPA members and non-members from all over the world. Because of its significant location this year in the heart of New York City, the publishing capital of the world, we expect a record turnout and a great opportunity for networking.

Be sure to attend my sessions and catch me at the “meet the pros” table

http://www.pma-online.org/

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

I will soon be opening a month long training to only 12 people for a very intensive course. Be watching for a special announcement. I am not taking just anyone who wants to join in. You will be required to complete an application and a short interview before I can accept you into the program.

Have a great week.

Kathleen Gage
The Street Smarts Marketer™

Your chance to get a great product at no cost and make money as well

I
just got a great resource that I wanted to share with you. Earlier this week my friend, David Perdew released his latest eProduct called
My Twitter Toolbox this week. It's a great little product that David created
last week with more than 100 Twitter productivity tools.

Just to test the market, he priced it at $7.77. And for that price, buyers are
grandfathered into the regular updates with new tools.

As soon as I got his message about the toolbox I made the $7.77 purchase.

I only promote those items that I believe in. For the price you will be very,
very happy you made the decision to get this. But the price is soon going up.
More on that below. Back to the release of the product.

 

Click here to access

Well, response has been overwhelming.

What does that tell David? The price is too low.

So, Thursday, May 7 at 6 p.m. ET, he’s raising the price to $19.97. And he is
only going to continue selling it at that price for 30 days.

Why only 30 days? Because this tool has continually updating content about new
Twitter tools, tips and other products, he’s creating a low-cost monthly
membership site.

But EVERYONE who buys it now (at the $7.77 price) or before June 7 (at the
$19.97 price) will be “comped” into the My Twitter Toolbox monthly
membership and never have to pay additional fees.

So, what does that tell YOU?

Get in now for $7.77 – one time – and you will continue to get great info about
Twitter for as long as you remain a member.

Click here to access

The best part of all is that I am now an affiliate and with two sales make my
money back and you can do the same. The more you sell the more you make.

Most people in this group are looking for an easy (and reputable) way to make
money online. I can assure you this is one of the easiest and the product is
great. I guarantee it and so does David.

Don't hesitate. Check it out.

Kathleen