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So many fun things to celebrate in May! Think of all the ways you, your team and family can celebrate and enjoy the month of May. Let’s think out of the box this month and write some fun blog and Facebook posts, light up Twitter with a few smiles and create some interesting pictures for your Pinterest Pins.

For fun I’ve listed holidays and special days in May, some we all know and some are just plain silly.

Here’s what I propose you do: Think about how you can use these May holidays and special days to motivate and have fun with your team. Invite your customers to join in the celebration by offering special sales and events.

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When you have a few minutes, leave us a comment here on the blog or go to our Facebook Group Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/wwwtswft/ and share a photo or tell us how you used one or more of these “holidays” to have some fun in your business.
 
 
All Month Long:
Foster Care Month
National Bike Month
National Blood Pressure Month
National Hamburger Month
National Photograph Month
National Salad Month
National Older Americans Month

Special days during the month of May:
Nurses Week – First week of the month
National Police Week – Third week of the month

1 – May Day
1 – Mother Goose Day
2 – Brothers and Sisters Day
3 – National Teacher’s Day – Tuesday of the first full week in May
3 – World Press Freedom Day
4 – Bird Day
4 – Star Wars Day
5 – Cinco de Mayo
6 – Military Spouses Day – The Friday before Mother’s Day
6 – National Nurses Day
6 – Space Day – First Friday in May
7 – Birth Mother’s Day – Saturday before Mother’s Day
8 – No Socks Day
8 – Mother’s Day – Second Sunday in May
8 – V-E Day
8 – World Red Cross Day
9 – Lost Sock Memorial Day
10 – Clean Up Your Room Day
11 – National Receptionist Day – Second Wednesday in May
11 – School Nurses Day – The Wednesday during Nurses Week
11 – Eat What Ever You Want Day
12 – International Nurses Day
13 – Friday the 13th
14 – International Migratory Bird Day – The Second Saturday in May
15 – National Chocolate Chip Day
15 – Police Officer’s Memorial Day
16 – Love a Tree Day
16 – Wear Purple for Peace Day
18 – Visit Your Relatives Day
20 – National Bike to Work Day – Third Friday of the Month
21 – Armed Forces Day – Third Saturday of the Month
21 – National Waiters and Waitresses Day
23 – Lucky Penny Day
24 – National Escargot Day
25 – National Missing Children’s Day
25 – National Wine Day
27 – Sun Screen Day
28 – Amnesty International Day
28 – International Jazz Day – Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend in U.S.
30 – Memorial Day U.S.
31 – Save Your Hearing Day
31 – World No Tobacco Day

What do you think? Do these give you a few ideas to have some fun thinking up interesting blog posts, party themes, customer appreciation activities or team events?

Happy May and have a fun month!!!
 
 
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Simple Solutions Saturday

 
 
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Quick Tips to Help Grow Your Business and Yourself!

Tips busy women in business can read in under a minute and use for years to come…
 
 
Guidelines for using public social media as a professional team:

1. Have clearly developed posting guidelines.

2. Have someone dedicated to monitoring the posting.

3. Encourage positive posts – lead by example.

4. Know how you’ll handle inappropriate posts.

5. Always keep the company’s posts professional and representative of your brand, mission and image.
 
 
 
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Have you ever wondered why some people become millionaires and some people just can’t seem to dig out of their financial rut? Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker may just help you answer that question.

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I first read Secrets of the Millionaire Mind in 2005 when it was newly published. I was intrigued by the title because I realized that millionaires were obviously doing something I wasn’t.

Together my husband and I began our mornings with our own version of the “millionaire mind learning program.” We’d get up five mornings a week at 5:00 AM and listen to T. Harv Eker’s CD, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.

I hear you asking, did it make a difference and does it work? The answer is yes, but. Like anything else it only works if you’re willing to make the physical and emotional commitment to consistently working the program.

The subtitle is: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth. I’m a big believer that abundance and wealth are inside jobs. If you don’t believe you’re wealthy on the inside, you won’t see it or achieve it in your outside world.

Harv Eker writes to us, the readers, knowing that if we aren’t where we want to be financially then we’re sabotaging success and wealth from a much deeper subconscious level. He likens it to having an “inner thermostat” that’s set for reaching only a certain level of success and money.

The entire premise of this book is that you have a financial blueprint that you’ve been following since childhood. If your financial blueprint isn’t set for success – nothing you know or do will make much of a difference.


Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
is divided into two parts:

Part One: How we think and act about money.

He begins exploring the money messages that begin in childhood. Harv’s premise is that thoughts, negative or positive, lead to actions and your actions create the results that you’re currently experiencing in your life. To achieve wealth, you have to understand and get a grip on your consistent thoughts. It’s about revising your mind’s money file.

I agree with him 100%! There are two sections on Abundance and Wealth site focusing on the internal aspects of wealth Examining The Past and Moving Forward.

Part Two: Rich people talk, think and perceive differently than those who aren’t rich.

Millionaires view the world as having more than enough for everyone – there is no sense of “lack” in their consciousness. The middle class focuses most of their energy on trying to increase or keep the status quo of what they already have. The poor lament about getting by and hoping to make ends meet. Can you see how the inner thought patterns are fundamentally different?

T. Harv Eker makes a few things perfectly clear in this book:
1. Use what works for you and throw away the rest.
2. Your income can only grow to the extent that you do.
3. 80% of people are never as rich as they’d like to be

I was never bored with this book. There are scenarios to illustrate key points, activities to reinforce key concepts and declarations to affirm your millionaire mind. I also enjoyed his use of humor.

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind can get you motivated and moving only if you truly desire to change. To me, this book is more motivational than educational. It helps search for answers as to why you may not be where you’d like to be financially. If you’re looking for a nuts and bolts book on finance, this is not for you.

All in all, if you’re ready to change your financial mind-set and internal programming toward greater wealth, this book is the place to start. After reading Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, you’ll probably be saying, “I have a millionaire mind!”
 
 
 
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An email newsletter is one of the most successful ways to stay in touch with your customers, clients and team members. Here is a checklist to help you stay organized and focused on sending out the best newsletter possible.

__ I’ve made the commitment for my business to develop, promote and write a regularly scheduled newsletter to my clients/customers, team and prospects.

Newsletter

__ Before rushing into action, I have resolved to:
_____ Observe
_____ Analyze
_____ Check
_____ Plan
the who, how, where and why of starting my newsletter.
 
 
__ I know how my email newsletter will fit into my overall marketing plan.

__ I am aware that my email newsletter will fit into my long-term and short-term business-building goals.

__ I have created an email newsletter marketing plan.

__ I have done my ideal market research and have identified my newsletter’s ideal market. I have analyzed:
_____ Their motivations
_____ Their needs and wants
_____ Their challenges
_____ The solutions I can offer

__ I have been accumulating ideas for articles and other information to share in my newsletter.

__ I have subscribed to an email marketing service such as iContact, Constant Contact or Mail Chimp.

__ I am getting comfortable learning the “in’s and out’s” of my email marketing service.

__ I have chosen a template for my email.

__ I have set up the opt-in requirements for my email marketing services.

__ I have created an opt-in offer to attract prospects to subscribe to my newsletter.

__ I have created an opt-in page or place to house my newsletter opt-in offer.

__ I have created my first newsletter.

__ I have asked someone to edit and proofread my newsletter.

__ I have planned out my next four newsletters so I will have them to email on schedule.

__ I have promoted my newsletter on my business cards and brochures.

__ I have promoted my newsletter on social media and networking sites.

__ I have promoted my newsletter to past customers and clients.

__ I have created a YouTube video to promote my newsletter.

__ I have placed a newsletter opt-in box on my blog, social media and website.
 
 
 
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Simple Solutions Saturday

 
 
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Quick Tips to Help Grow Your Business and Yourself!

Tips busy women in business can read in under a minute and use for years to come…
 
 
Positive reasons for encouraging team members to promote your company and brand on social media:

1. You can unlock the expertise and knowledge of your team members. Invite them to share that knowledge on your company’s social media venues. Example: Blog posts, post on Facebook, create Pinterest boards, etc.

2. Their reach on social media expands the company’s reach. When they retweet or “like” something the company has posted, all their followers and friends see it too. It can ultimately mean more publicity for your company and maybe even future customers.

3. You can unleash the creativity of your team. It could become a team activity to have one person a month contribute to the materials posted on social media. It’s a way to spotlight team members and involve them in the social media marketing process.

4. Social media is a great way to gain exposure globally. This will allow you and team members to meet and even attract new people to join your company and purchase products.

5. Communicating using social media to promote the company vision can build a greater sense of pride among team members.
 
 
 
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