5 Ways to Become Wealthy!

Posted on: April 9th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Dawn FletcherRecently I read an inspiring article by Brian Tracy.

He is one of my favourite mentors and I would like to share one of his philosophies with you. The following is an excerpt from one of his newsletters.

The Five Roads to Financial Success and How to Choose Your Own

There are basically five ways that you can become wealthy starting with nothing in America based on over 25 years of research into American millionaires.

Number one, you can inherit it. Less than 10 percent of wealthy Americans inherited any of their money, and it’s less and less every single year.

The Second Way
The second way that you can become wealthy is you can achieve it professionally. You can become a doctor or a lawyer or an architect or an accountant. You can become extremely good at what you do, be paid very well, and hold on to the money.

The Third Way
The third way you can achieve it is you can become a senior executive of a large corporation. You can be highly paid; you can have stock options and bonuses. And if you stay with the company long enough, for enough years, you can be paid enough to become wealthy.

The Fourth Way
You can win it. But only a tiny fraction of one percent of wealthy Americans got that way by winning their money some way or another. As a matter of fact, the odds against you winning the lottery are the equivalent of lightning striking twice in the same place. They’re millions and millions to one.

The Best Way
The fifth way that you can become wealthy is you can start your own business and earn it all by yourself. Starting your own business has been and will always be the high road to becoming wealthy for most self-made millionaires. Entrepreneurship is America offers more opportunities and opens more doors than all other possibilities put together. This is why it has been said that if you have the ability to start your own business and you don’t do it, you are a fool. I’ll repeat that. If you have the ability to start your own business and you don’t do it, you’re a fool.

Where do you start? You start by getting your finances under control. The very first thing you do is you make a decision to get your finances under control. Some years ago, a man named George Classon wrote a book called The Richest Man In Babylon. It’s a classic on financial success and what Classon said in that book was that the key to becoming wealthy is to pay yourself first. Take ten percent of your earnings, of your gross income every month and put it aside. Learn to live on ninety percent or less of your gross income. So the very first thing that you do is you begin to save your money.

For more inspiring information from Brian Tracy, sign up for his daily newsletters at www.briantracy.com

~Dawn

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The Truth About Advertising and Publicity!

Posted on: April 1st, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Michael FletcherGeneral forms of media (newspapers, television etc.) provide their audiences with two kinds of information. There are advertisements that tell people about businesses and there are news stories that inform the public about what is going on in a certain business. Which do you think will be more memorable? Here is a better question… Which do you think will gain your business more respect… the ad that you paid for or the article that the media decided was worthy and chose to print?

Most potential clients do not put much stock in advertisements. Sure, people might glance at the ads, but unless the advertisement really leaps off the page with a specific “call to action” few are likely to remember it.

When a business is mentioned, or better yet, featured in the media it is an entirely different ball game! Most people believe that it is next to impossible to get a write-up or mention in the media. They feel that journalists only report “hard news” and they assume you have to do something incredibly different or exciting in order to be newsworthy.

The simple truth is that most media representatives are very willing to write a story about any topic that they think people will find interesting. It is this sort of publicity that is so valuable to your company and can produce extreme results. This sort of idea doesn’t put money in your pocket as soon as the story comes This is commonly called “The Halo Effect”.

When people read about you in the news, they are automatically impressed. There must be something different or special about you because the media found you newsworthy. It is like gaining an instant testimonial from the media! It shows that you are not simply another hairstylist or garage in town. You are the one to go to!

This can make a huge difference for your business. The next time potential clients are thinking of getting their hair done, or their car repaired, they won’t go to the Yellow Pages to try someone new… they will think of YOU!

Whatever your line of business, publicity will give you the kind of “halo” that no advertisement ever can. The best thing about this is that when you use publicity to promote your business, you don’t just acquire new clients… you acquire new clients for a very long time!

As always… I am intrigued by passionate people who want advice about being successful with their goals.  If you would like to speak with me about your business, simply contact the office to make arrangements.

~Michael

P.S. Make a Plan for the 2nd Quarter… and stick to it!

My Mom’s Corn Souffle

Posted on: March 27th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Remember to print this recipe for your fridge!

Easy Easter Corn Souffle!

Ingredients:

  • 1Tbsp butter
  • 2tsp flour
  • 1c milk
  • 2c corn (frozen, canned or fresh!)
  • 2 egg’s (yolks and whites beaten separately)
  • Salt and Pepper

Method: (as described in my Mom’s original handwritten recipe)

  • Melt butter.

  • Add flour & milk.  Gradually bring to boil.

  • Add corn, egg yolks (beaten till thick & creamy).

  • Fold in egg whites (beaten till stiff & foamy). Pour in greased dish.

    Bake 25min at 350°

~Yummy

5 Ways to UPSELL!

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Here's an Idea

  • The Add On
  • The Up Grade
  • The Exclusive
  • The Combo
  • The Post-Sale Discount

See the 1 hour video about the 5 Ways to UPSELL in the Neworld Web Video Library!

~Shameless

 

 

Someone has some exciting news…

Posted on: March 17th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Congratulations Deborah!
but we will let Deb tell you her news…

Deborah Plouffe from Rewriter.caCheck out the photo to the left of this text, folks… behold the Neworld Coaching poster child for hanging onto the DAY JOB for an inordinate amount of time following the launch of a new business! However, as many Neworld clients have done before me, I am finally taking the leap and leaving the JOB behind! Wish me luck and a soon-to-appear safety net to catch my leap!

Such a move not only changes one’s perspective; it also turns planning for the next quarter absolutely upside-down! Most of us are in business not only to follow our passion and make a difference in the world but also to generate some income while we’re at it. So now, as the final paycheque is about to dissipate, you might think that the number one priority is to shake the tree of every client, associate and prospect until the equivalent amount of money (or MORE!) falls out…but that is NOT necessarily so.

That’s why We need to address the subject of finding the right balance between all of the business tasks and projects that solo-preneurs are responsible to accomplish every quarter without jeopardizing the tasks and relationships that lie OUTSIDE the realm of their entrepreneurial lives.  That might just sound like enough stuff to fill an eBook (hmm…not a bad idea!), but there is really a simplistic approach to looking at this…REALLY!

The key is balance—not just day to day juggle between work, family and the myriad other activities that require our attention. We need balance within our businesses as well, between the many tasks that need to be completed each day, week, month and year. Coaches recommend that you determine “your number” of hours that you plan to devote to your business and do your best to stick to it. They also recommend that you plan for “freedom days” to spend away from your business as well. Within the framework of your business, it’s also possible to spend too much time on operations or maintence and not enough time marketing or prospecting—the result being, of course, a well-run business without adequate revenues!

So my challenge over the rest of 2014 is to find that balance. I have a head full of new product and services ideas, plans to revamp websites and revitalize social media pages…but that wont’ mean much if the maintance or marketing falls short. Our challenge to YOU is to re-evaluate where you spend YOUR time and make sure that you’ve devoted enough of that time to all aspects of your business life.

~Deborah Plouffe (rewriter.ca)

 

Always be on the lookout for a new idea…

Posted on: March 10th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Dawn FletcherOr an old one that you are not implementing enough!

  • Create Passive Income
  • Ask for Referrals
  • No Cost/Low Cost Promotions

See the 1 hour video about Promotions in the Neworld Web Video Library!

~Dawn

P.S. Have you had a look at the Neworld Video Library lately?  SOOOO many videos watch and enjoy!  Click Here

Event Planning the Neworld Way!

Posted on: March 3rd, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Michael Fletcher

Dawn and I filmed a 1 hour webinar on Neworld Web about this topic… To view that show please clicker here

Event Planning the Neworld Way!

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it’s not all mixed up!” ~A.A. Milne

First things first: Determine all parties needed (involved).  The size and scope of your event will help determine how large of a team you will need for your event and who you are joint venturing with (if anyone).  Whether your event is large or small, it is absolutely imperative that you have a leader…this is the person who makes all final decisions or delegates certain responsibilities (most often you).

Ask yourself the following questions before you begin making any plans…

  • What do you want to achieve by having this event?
  • Is there a current need for this event?
  • Have similar events been done successfully in the past?
  • Is everyone in your crew enthusiastic about this event?
  • Do you have enough time to properly organize, promote & follow up for this event?
  • Will your event be open to the public or by invitation only?
  • Is your event meant to inform (lecture, workshop etc) or entertain (party etc)?
  • Will your event be casual, business casual, semi-formal or formal?
  • How many people do you expect and want to attend?
  • What will your price point be for attendance?
  • Will there be any bonuses or incentives for participation?
  • Will this be an annual or repeated event?

Use the answers from the above questions (along with any suggestions from your team) to create succinct event goals.  This will make decision making easier and planning priorities clearer.

Timelines: 2-3 months before your event…

Determine your event date:

  • Choose a date that does not conflict with other events
  • Consider the time of year (weather, holidays & vacations etc)
  • Google events in that area
  • Check Chamber of Commerce events etc


5 Things to Consider When Developing your Budget:

ALL expenses

  • Food
  • Venue
  • Marketing/Promotions
  • Materials
  • Speakers
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • License/Insurance
  • Staff
  • Inventory required for sale
  • Follow up
  • ADD 20% for the “Unexpected”


Anticipated revenue

Sponsorship

Donations (received and perhaps given)

Keep clear record right from the start (receipts)

Estimate Attendance:

  • Set feasible targets (minimum, target, extraordinary)

Book Keynotes and other players:

  • Before you finalize a venue, be sure to arrange for speakers etc and determine their availability and costs.
  • Always provide a contract for your speakers!
  • Arrange for photography or video of event

Choose a Venue:

  • Based on budget
  • Have an alternate date in mind
  • Consider different times of day for alternate costs
  • Sponsorship in lieu of payment?
  • Consider parking and ease of finding location

Determine your Marketing Campaign & Promotions:

  • Does your event have a theme?  If so…how will this be incorporated in your marketing?
  • Create your visual image (logos, colours, email templates, images etc…& dedicate tostick to this branding)
  • Create your consistent message (title for event USP etc)
  • Read over “Shameless” for no cost promotional ideas
  • Arrange for printed materials to be designed and created (posters, flyers etc) GET QUOTES before choosing a printer or designer
  • Update online resources to reflect event

Check in with ALL team members:

  • Does everyone understand their responsibilities?
  • Give everyone a list with contact information for everyone on the team along with clearly defined duties and expectations
  • Do you have “back ups” in place?

Once all of the above is determined…schedule everything in your calendar with reminders!

6 weeks before your event…

Finalize the schedule: (this should be in your calendar)

  • Break your event down into 15 min intervals to insure that all the bases are covered
  • Finalize who should be where…when
  • Organize any volunteers if any

Food:

  • If you will be having edibles at your event…now is the time to work all of this out
  • Plan menu (according to budget & suspected # of attendees)
  • Get quotes from caterers if necessary
  • Plan for more food than is necessary (you can return some unopened items and most others freeze well)
  • Use the internet to find interesting party recipes and finger foods (consider refrigeration)
  • Investigate whether liquor license is needed (apply on time and have a licensed server ready)

Goals:

  • Revisit your goals for the event and make last minute adjustments before beginning to market

Marketing & Promotion:

  • Make sure that all web forms for registration are complete and working
  • Develop a plan for distribution (posters, email campaigns)
  • Start your marketing campaign & schedule as much as you can
  • Change signature blocks to reflect event in your P.S.
  • Create spreadsheet for attendees

Team:

  • Make sure that you are talking with your team regularly now (put meetings for this in calendar)
  • Ensure that EVERYONE knows their responsibilities (including set up and clean up)

1 month before your event…

  • Step up the marketing & promotions (biggest concentration right now…get the word out!)
  • Prepare media release send
  • Make absolutely sure that everything is on track (food, volunteers etc)
  • Reconfirm with venue (meet with rep if necessary)
  • Reconfirm with speakers
  • Create a checklist for all items that must be packed & brought to venue

2 weeks before your event…

  • Final push for marketing & promotions
  • Make any changes if necessary
  • Schedule follow up procedures and start prep (thank you cards etc)

Week of your event…

  • Purchase supplies needed
  • Review event schedule and adjust if necessary
  • Refer to your checklist constantly
  • Pick up float ($)

Day before your event…

  • Pack all necessary materials for tomorrow
  • Call the team to make sure everyone is on track (including speakers & photographers etc)
  • Tie up all loose ends
  • Get a good night’s sleep

Day OF your event…

  • Finalize spreadsheet
  • ARRIVE EARLY (at least 1 hour before registration)
  • Set up
  • Try to enjoy YOUR event (remain professional at ALL times)
  • Remember what MAY be required for your follow up. (comment cards etc)
  • Ensure photo/video is on track
  • Stay Present and Aware at all times (keep your wits about you)

After your event…

  • Carry through with follow up procedures (thank you cards etc)
  • Return any rentals
  • Settle up any unpaid obligations (giving to charity, unpaid bills etc)
  • Rebook venue for next year (if applicable)
  • Ensure that follow marketing materials are in place (automatic emails & other mailouts etc)
  • Repurpose all possibilities (articles, newsletter, website. Blog. Social networks etc…work once)
  • Evaluate the event for yourself and include in records.

Plan your next event…

  • REPEAT ABOVE

Good Luck!

As always… I am intrigued by passionate people who want advice about being successful with their goals.  If you would like to speak with me about your business, simply contact the office to make arrangements.

~Michael

P.S. Check out the video link at the top of this article… great show!

Slow Cooker Chocolate Rice Pudding!

Posted on: February 24th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Remember to print this recipe for your fridge!

 

Slow Cooker Chocolate Rice Pudding!


Ingredients:

  • 4c cooked white rice
  • 3/4c sugar (or NSS)
  • 1/4c baking cocoa
  • 3TBSP marg/butter-melted
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 2cans (24oz total) evaporated milk

Directions:

Spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray.

Mix all ingredients in cooker.

Cover and cook on low 2 1/2 – 3 hrs or until liquid is absorbed.

Stir before serving.

Serve warm or chilled.

HINTS:

  • Cook rice ahead of time
  • Add whipped Cream and toasted almonds to dress it up!

~Yummy

5 Sources of Income!

Posted on: February 17th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Here's an Idea

Here's an Idea5 Sources of Income!

Are YOU using them all?

  • Earned
  • Passive
  • Residual
  • Windfall
  • Simplified

See the 1 hour video about the 5 Sources of Income in the Neworld Web Video Library!

~Shameless

 

 

 

Ask For Help!

Posted on: February 10th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Dawn Fletcher

  •  Use the Help Center in Facebook
  • Look for the little ?? In the programs you use often
  • “Live Chat” rocks!
  • Look around for guides and other forms of help

 

~Dawn

P.S. Have you had a look at the Neworld Video Library lately?  SOOOO many videos watch and enjoy!  Click Here