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I’ve been doing a few experiments on Facebook and Twitter to see if I get more “likes” and “retweets” with links to articles or pictures/posters with words.

I bet you already know the answer…
Pictures/Posters with Words by a huge margin.

Here’s an example:
A link to a top ten list received 93 likes and one share on Facebook.
The same information on a poster generated 245 likes and 35 shares.

With that in mind, I’m sharing two of my most popular how-to posters. You may share them. All I ask is you keep them as is.

Believe in the power of potential
 
 
Believe in opportunites
 
 
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Sharon Michaels
Author – Blogger – Coach to Women Entrepreneurs
Owner of WomenWhoWantToSuccessfullyWorkForThemselves.com
 
 
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An effective leader has to possess many positive traits and habits if they want to achieve and maintain a positive and productive team.
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Let’s have some fun and go through the positive traits and habits of leadership from A – Z.

A = Attitude – Day-to-day positive outlook for achieving success.
B = Balance – Finding work and home stability to support success.
C = Creativity – New ways to look at the future.
D = Dreams – Seeing what is possible and going for it.
E = Expectations – Expecting positive results from positive actions.
F = Focus – Keeping the important things important.
G = Goals – A step-by-step road map to an empowered future.
H = Humor – Finding the bright side during the ups and downs.
I = Integrity – Doing the right thing for all involved.
J = Joyful – Being happy you’re doing what you love.
K = Knowledge – Consistently learning and growing in life and business.
L = Leadership – Being the role model others will choose to follow.
M = Mindset – Cultivating and maintaining the positive thoughts of success.
N = Network – Connecting with people who are positive influences.
O = Optimism – Believing there is a bright light at the end of tunnel.
P = Planning – A positive strategy for designing tomorrow today.
Q = Questions – Learning what is important by asking and listening.
R = Realistic – Looking and seeing what is possible and practical.
S = Systems – Organizing your business into bite-sized pieces.
T = Tenacity – Never giving up before pay day.
U = Understanding – A peaceful inner knowing and acceptance.
V = Visionary – Seeing the future as bright and powerful.
W = Willpower – Keeping going even when the going gets rough.
X = Xtra – Happily going the “xtra” mile when necessary.
Y = Yes – A powerful word when used at the right time.
Z = Zeal – The eagerness and passion when going for your goals.

Here is the definition of leadership from Dictionary.com:
“The action of leading a group of people or an organization.
Synonyms: guidance, direction, control, management.”

What do you think, do the ABC’s fit into the definition?

Team Building Activity:Have fun creating your own ABC’s of Leadership Success with your team. As a group, either in person or on a conference call, brainstorm a trait or habit for each of the twenty-six letters. Post your ABC’s on your team website, Facebook Group page, etc.
 
 
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We have a guest blog post from Marilyn Sarno, Independent Consultant Apriori Beauty.

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall our skin ages. I spoke about the intrinsic and extrinsic factors responsible for skin aging in my last blog.

Intrinsic factors include genetic, hormonal changes and cellular decline.

Extrinsic factors are those we can control and include excessive sun exposure, smoking, air pollution, daily wear and tear, and lifestyle habits.

Since we are moving quickly towards Spring/Summer I will focus on the primary extrinsic factor to aging – excessive sun exposure. Research has shown without a doubt that the leading cause of skin aging called photoaging – is too much sun exposure.

I was never a sun worshipper in my younger days; however, it is the cumulative effect of small doses of sunlight daily that count.

UVA rays penetrate glass and can cause skin damage when we sit near a window or driving a car. Well, I have done a lot of driving without sunscreen on my face and hands. I have a small age spot on the left side of my face and that is the side where I was exposed to bright sun daily while driving!

Everyone needs sunscreen! It is the sun that ruins unprotected skin and causes aging e.g. crinkly skin, liver spots, dull complexion, rough texture, spider veins and various types of bumps and lumps.

Here are some suggestions to protect your skin when exposed to the sun:
• Use superior moisturizer with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection on face, and hands each time you go outside.
• Wear a brimmed hat
• Lip balm on lips
• Wear sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection
• Keep your moisturizer with spf 25 or greater in your car for touch ups
• Replace sunscreen yearly; it loses potency over time and If left out in the sun.

These quick tips apply in all seasons especially the winter because the glare of winter sun coming off the snow and ice increases exposure to harmful UV radiation.

Enjoy your outdoor fun activities while protecting your beautiful, glowing skin!

Here’s a link to the post I mentioned at the beginning of this article:
Skin Care Through the Ages
 
 
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Guest Blogger:
 
Marilyn Sarno Independent Consultant for Apriori Beauty anti-aging skin care products. I became an Independent Consultant after using our 5-step six product system and loved the results in my skin.

I invite you to visit and like my Facebook Business Page:
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Here’s my Apriori Beauty Website: http://www.useloveshare.com/IC/1006209/

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I’ve been speaking, writing and working one-on-one with women in business for over twenty-five years. I’ve seen trends come and go. I’ve witnessed many changes in the workplace. I’ve observed more and more women step into roles exclusively held by men. It’s been an empowering and eventful twenty-five plus years.

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With all the inroads and strides forward, I’ve observed the one thing that generally seems to have remained unchanged. Our tendency as women is not to fully appreciate and embrace our strengths and talents.
 
 
 
 
Here’s what I mean:
1. Not going for a job, sale or promotion because you’re sure you aren’t qualified.
2. Living down to someone else’s expectation of you and your talents.
3. Not thinking big or bold enough about the future.
4. Worrying others will judge you as pushy, bossy or aggressive and not speaking up for what you want.
5. Settling for less because you don’t feel you deserve better or you’re not worthy of more.
6. Saying negative things to yourself about yourself.
7. Believing you’re not deserving enough to go for your hopes, dreams and goals.

In my new Kindle Focusing on the Positive available now on Amazon.com, I mention a self-confidence study conducted with men and women. A part of the study involved each person describing themselves to someone they had never met. The key was that they were doing this over the telephone and the other person could not see them.

Here are the results – The majority of men described themselves based on their accomplishments, career achievements and hobbies. The majority of women described themselves based on their physical looks, the flaws they found in themselves (especially their appearance) and how they served others.

Generally, what does that say about how we women see ourselves? Do we base the confidence we have in ourselves on appearance and flaws or strengths and accomplishments?

Let me ask you this: Within the next two minutes, can you list ten of your greatest professional strengths. Don’t ask or consult with anyone. Sit down and list ten strengths in two minutes.

How did you do? Did listing your strengths come easily? Did you experience a twinge of self-doubt?

Let me share what I do when I begin to doubt my strengths:
1. I make quiet time to write out a few past accomplishments for which I am proud.
2. I ask myself why these accomplishments are important to me.
3. I ask myself to remember the feeling of pride I experienced.
4. I ask myself if I made time to truly appreciate the accomplishments or did I sweep them under the rug?
5. I ask myself to appreciate them now and be grateful the strength it took to achieve them.

Here’s something I’ve discovered during my personal and professional journey over the past years: If I do not make the time to appreciate my successes as they occur, I tend to forget about them. I downplay them like they are no big deal. I began taking my strengths and my successes for granted.


Here are a five positive things you can do today to enhance your strengths and focus on your positive future.

1. Write a “reasonable” goal you’d like to achieve within the next thirty days.
2. Write all the talents and strengths you have right now that will support you in achieving this goal.
3. Write a “doable” plan of action to support achieving this goal.
4. Write an affirmation you can repeat to yourself throughout the day for the next thirty days. Make sure this affirmation enhances your strengths and encourages a positive mindset.
5. Write out exactly how you’ll feel celebrating your goal becoming reality.

Here’s my challenge to you: Everyday focus on your strengths and affirm the positives! Believe without a doubt you have the power to create great things in your life.
 
Please, share your thoughts and comments with us. We’d love to hear from you.
 
Go for your goals and rely on your strengths,
 

 
 
 
 
Sharon Michaels
Author – Blogger – Coach to Women Entrepreneurs
Owner of WomenWhoWantToSuccessfullyWorkForThemselves.com
 
 
P. S. If you’d like to coach one-on-one, join a MasterMind group or become a guest blogger on this blog, please email me at – coaching@sharonmichaels.com or use the Contact Sharon form on this site.
 
 
© Copyright 2017 SharonMichaels.com – All Rights Reserved
 
Focusing on the Positive bookcover
 
 
Be sure to purchase your copy of my Kindle ebook, Focusing on the Positive: 52 Weekly Affirmations to Build Self-Confidence available on Amazon.com
 
 
I’m Sharon Michaels and I teach you how to do business successfully. http://SharonMichaels.com

I invite you to stop by and check out my Author page on Amazon.com – learn more about all my Amazon books Sharon Michaels Amazon.com Author page

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I saw this on Pinterest and wanted to share. Good suggestions for using your social media time and energy wisely.

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