Goal Setting, Mindset, Social Media Marketing

Business Mistakes We All Make and How to Stop

Isn’t it funny how we get off track just a little and it’s so hard to get back on track? The same goes with a lot of things doesn’t it? Like our health, eating right and exercising. We can be so motivated and working hard toward our goals and then life happens. And we have the hardest time getting back on track. It also happens in our businesses and other things we do.

The only way to keep that from happening is through commitment and consistency. But how do you push through a slump in your business? You know what I mean? A slump, where you just don’t want to do the work, you maybe have lost motivation, you are not being as consistent as you should be, you may be procrastinating, and you are letting distractions pull you in every direction. A slump.

I wanted to give you 3 easy things to really keep you on track or get you back on track in your business. These are things that have helped me when I have gotten off track, like these last few weeks.

  1. Daily to-do list. You need to write down your business priorities in order of importance. Putting it on paper is important. Write out your daily, weekly and monthly goals along with what you need to do each day to hit them. Whether that is to prospect 10 people a day on Facebook, or call 10 people a day, or send out daily email to your list, whatever income producing activities you need to do for your business, write them down in order of importance. This does not include scrolling Facebook or organizing your desk. Income producing activities.
  2. Set business hours. You have a home business. It should be treated the same way a traditional business is. Every professional business has business hours right? So set hours for your business and then whatever you wrote down on your priority list from number 1, do those things during those times.
  3. Personal Development. This has changed my thinking in so many ways. We are surrounded by so much negativity in life. We have to put things in our minds that change how we think and how we live. If we want to be successful and live a positive, happy life, we need to put positive in our minds. We have all heard garbage in, garbage out. What we put into our minds comes back out into our lives. So make sure you are filling your minds with positive things every day. Read or listen to some type of personal development daily.

There are many ways to manage your time effectively and to get your motivation back if you’ve lost it. But these are my go-to’s that help me. So, write down your to-do list, set your hours and listen or read personal development daily.

This will help your home business grow and you will see greater success using these steps.

To your success,

Genean Roberts

interact quiz
businessbuildingstrategies, Social Media Marketing

How Interact Quizzes Can Help Build Your Brand

How many times have you been on Facebook and saw a quiz?

It may have been a quiz about “What Spirit Animal Are You?” or maybe “What Female Celebrity Would You Be?” or maybe “Do You Have What It Takes to Succeed In Network Marketing?”. There is a quiz for everything it seems. And people love them.

Now, let’s get honest. How many times have you personally taken a quiz on social media? And why did you take the quiz? Because they’re fun right?

When I was first approached by Interact about becoming a partner, I was seriously unsure if I wanted to, mainly because I had never heard of quizzes for marketing. However, after we had our first video call, I knew there was something to this quiz thing. Then, I began researching a bit and discovered that quizzes are a fantastic way to generate leads and build my list. Many marketers are already building their email list using this quiz platform. So at that point, I was in.

Quizzes are the latest in online marketing and can help you build your email list quickly by allowing you to integrate your email marketing service into the quiz. I personally use Aweber. In this first video, I show you just a little about the company I recently partnered with, Interact , and how to create a quiz quickly using a quiz template that is provided.

Interact is an excellent way to build quizzes quickly with many pre-made quiz templates to choose from. Whether you want to do a quiz about travel, career, blogging, health and fitness, etc., there are quiz templates there and waiting for you to tweak to fit you.

Here is a quick screen share video I did about an essential oil quiz I created just a few days ago and I already have 24 leads as of today. You can also take the quiz at the bottom of this post if you want.

I am working on a new quiz that I plan to send out to all social media sites by Monday. I am excited about the possibilities this has to offer. I am grateful to have found Interact and am excited for the ways it will help grow my business this year.

If you want to try out Interact for yourself, you can get started HERE. There is a no cost option, but if you are a serious entrepreneur ready to build your list faster, you at least need to try out the Lite option.

Take The Quiz Here to See What Essential Oil Personality Type You Are! 

To your success,

Genean Roberts

Attraction Marketing, belief, Mindset, Social Media Marketing

Who You Become On The Way To Success

Is it really true that who you become on the way to success is more important than the money you make? Actually, yes, very true. I used to think this was crazy. I just wanted to make money in business and have that time and money freedom. I thought it was silly to think me changing would change my successes.

Who you become on the way to success really is more important than the money you make. Now, you may disagree. And that’s OK because so did I.

But something I’ve come to realize and believe is that real success in life requires a mindset shift. If we truly want things to change, we have to change. And change is a choice. We can choose to complain, blame, gossip, judge and control. We can also choose to love and accept instead.

Industry trainer, and one of my business mentors over the last 9 years,  Dani Johnson says Income Follows Your Personal Growth. And for years I had heard her say that, but I was not sure if I believed it. I didn’t really work on me as much as I should have. Honestly I didn’t really want to work on me. I continued to judge, blame, gossip, try to control, and much more. And I was darn comfortable there in that place. Now, I am not saying I never do those things now, I am just saying I am a work in progress and as I change, so do my successes in life and business.

I am learning to be a better version of me. I am learning that a comfort zone is a dead zone. I am learning to love and accept others as they are and I am working on me every day. It really is life changing.  I have new goals, new dreams and new vision.

I have more hope, peace, love and joy. And it’s because I decided to take personal responsibility for where my life has been in the past and where I want it to go. Those are all choices we make.

It took me a long time to realize this. And to really start working on me. Success isn’t what you do or what you get, it’s who you become.

The late great Jim Rohn said this. “If you want to have more, you have to become more. Success is not something you pursue. What you pursue will elude you. Success is something you attract by the person you become. For things to improve, you have to improve. For things to get better, you have to get better. For things to change, you have to change. When you change, everything changes for you.”

So, my advice is to work on you. Working on me has been more rewarding than the business success. I am more confident, more compassionate, more sincere, and growing into the best version of me. I am not where I want to be yet, but I am so much closer than I was a year ago, even yesterday. I’m becoming more than what I was. So can you!

Work harder on yourself than you do your business and you will be unusually successful in all things.

To your success,

Genean Roberts

businessbuildingstrategies, Social Media Marketing

How to Avoid Distractions in Your Business

Do you get distracted easily in your business and not get everything done that you intended to?

There are income producing activities and then there are distractions. Sometimes, you think you are running your business, but in reality you are letting distractions keep you from making money.

Most people, especially when they are new, have a job and have to work their business on the side in their spare time. So if that’s you, you need to make sure that the time you have to run your business is laser focused.

You need to be doing income producing activities and sometimes you have to ask yourself if the activity you are doing is going to grow your business and make sales for your business. If the answer is no, or I’m not sure, then most likely it is just a distraction.

Things such as scrolling Facebook constantly, that’s a distraction. Now, can you grow your business using Facebook? Yes. But scrolling and watching cute videos and reading how someone’s day went is not going to grow your business.

Something else we do is let other things get in the way of running our business, which are excuses. We say things like, “well I just don’t have the time because I have to get home and make dinner and bath the kids and feed the dogs and put up laundry“. Whatever the excuse may be. We all have made them. I’m not saying neglect those things. I’m saying that if you want your business to succeed you have to not let those things take away from your business time.

So if you can only work your business one hour a day, that hour needs to be laser focused on your business, with a plan of action and a schedule for each thing. Your family needs to know your schedule so they can work around it as well, and you need to stop letting distractions keep you from making money.

My advice is to get a planner and schedule your time. Schedule activities within that time frame that are income producing activities, and use that scheduled time to be laser focused on your business. You will thank yourself later when you are able to leave that full time job like I did. It’s a very freeing feeling.

To your success,

Genean Roberts

Attraction Marketing, buildyourmlm, Social Media Marketing

Personal Branding: Why It’s Vital For Growing Your Business

Do you know what personal branding really means? And if you do, do you know why it is so vital to growing your business?

When it comes to growing a successful business, many people struggle with building their personal brand. Most never end up building a personal brand, they simply promote the company or service all over social media. 

When all you are promoting is the company or the product or service, you aren’t providing real value to the marketplace. You come off as salesy and it’s spamming. However, if you start to build a brand around yourself and give value to others, then things will start to change.

Many believe that branding is only for bigger companies, like Walmart, and not necessary for a small business owner that is just getting started. But that’s far from the truth.

It is just as critical for small business owners to build a personal brand around themselves as it is for big companies building their brands.

So what’s involved in ‘building a personal brand?

Whether you’re brand new or already having success in your business there are 3 laws for building a personal brand around you…

Building a brand around you will attract the attention of prospects, gives you credibility… and earns people’s trust.

Brand yourself has nothing to do with how successful you are right now!

Most small business owners think they have to get to the top first and then they will create their brand for their business. The truth is you’re not going to get to the top at all with that kind of thinking. Honestly your prospects don’t care what your bank account looks like as long as you’re giving them solutions for their problems through your blog posts, YouTube videos, Facebook lives, or other types of social media posts, and the services you offer.

So focus on giving value and don’t focus on where you are currently in your business or how much or how little you are making as a new business owner. Focus on the value you can give them.

People lose interest fast so make sure they’re seeing value.

When someone visits your blog or Facebook page, it must be totally clear what’s in it for them. And they must know within 3 seconds what you, your products, or your services can do for them! Attention spans are short, and you have about 3 seconds to really get them…

When someone visits your site, it’s because they are looking for something. They need something. It might be information or a solution to their problems.

This should be something you always focus on when you are putting out content.

Always remember it’s all about your target market’s wants and needs. It’s not about YOU!

Your Brand Must Be Bigger Than Just You!

The idea of branding is to build a following. To be set apart and stand out above the chaos on the internet. But, why should someone follow you, buy from you, choose your business instead of choosing someone else?

You must inspire others to join you in your business and make them feel like they’re part of something that has a greater purpose.

If you make your audience leave feeling inspired… they will come back over and over. They will want to share your brand with everyone they know. And then your brand will grow.

So number 1, branding has nothing to do with your current success, 2, people lose interest fast so make your content engaging, and 3 it has to be about something bigger.

Build trust with people through valuable content that will serve them well.

To your success,

Genean Roberts

belief, Mindset, Social Media Marketing

The Dangerous Game of Comparison in Your Business

Stop comparing yourself to other small business owners. The game of comparison is dangerous for your business. We’re all different and we’re all on our own journey.

Most small business owners will look at other successful small business owners and start comparing. As a result, your self-esteem is lowered, doubt creeps in your mind, and you start to second guess the business. It is a dead end road that leads to failure.

We are all designed to be good at different things, with different personalities. Some people are good at time management, some are not. Some are good at keeping organized. Some are not. Some are great leaders, some are better at serving. Some have developed more skill through training and others have not gotten that far yet. You cannot compare those things.

So, if you want to succeed in business, then stop comparing yourself to the others. The only person you need to compare yourself to is the person you were yesterday.

You don’t know how much rejection they got, how much work they did, or what struggles they had to overcome in order to reach that number.

You most likely already have enough pressure in life. Do not put this added pressure on yourself. My advice is to study the successful people, find out what they learned to become successful, find systems and strategies that can speed up the process, never give up, stay consistent and stop comparing yourself to other people.

I want to leave you today with the famous words of Dr. Suess. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

So be yourself, work your business and stop comparing.

To your success,

Genean Roberts