My Neworld Goodbye… for now!

Posted on: December 15th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Dawn Fletcher
For many years I have written this newsletter and shared the Neworld Coaching views and lessons with all of you!

The FYI by Dawn section has included tidbits of info that I have found helpful in business.  I have discussed everything from photo resizing to pdfs to learing how to use wordpress etc.  Techy stuff made simple…

In my final newsletter edition of this section I would like to share the most important lesson that I have learned in business…

YOUR WORD IS YOUR BOND

If you tell someone that you will be there… THEN BE THERE! (not late)

If you give a client a deadline… MEET IT

etc etc I could insert more examples but I am sure you understand the meaning.

Nothing will ruin your reputation or cause you to lose control of your business faster that breaking your word.  That is a fact.  Doing what you say you will do builds trust and THAT can be the strongest cement!

It is really not a difficult concept… watch what you say and think before you speak.  You cannot “unring” a bell…

When you give your word… keep it!  Loyalty and trust will follow you forever if you do!

~Dawn

P.S.  While I highly doubt that Mike will be contributing any articles to the website or blog in the future, I do promise to post from time to time as I find information that will fill in some “gaps”.  I am not too sure when I will begin posting again… but you have my WORD that I will do so! :)

 

Painless…

Posted on: December 8th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Painless

Neworld, in conjunction with Rewriter.ca, is currently filming its very last webinar! Do YOU struggle with completing your goals, managing your time and getting everything on your list accomplished? Set in 3 parts… this video series (complete with workbooks) will explain the entire system that Neworld has been teaching its clients for more than 10 yrs!

  • Part 1 will focus on setting realistic goals in all areas of your life!
  • Part 2 will explain the art of Time Management and how YOU can use your calendar wisely in order to accomplish as much as possible and still have time for family and rest!
  • Part 3 will show you how you can follow through and motivate yourself in order to get it ALL done!

Sometime in the middle of December we will make this video series available to the general public for a price of $99! We are currently pre-selling only 100 copies of the series to our associates and social media friends for the low price of only $60 cdn! This pre-sale will end the moment we sell 100 copies or when we officially launch the series at the beginning of December. Since we have NOT completed filming… we are estimating the length of the 3 parts to be more than 3 hours long… Here is what you will receive…

  • Zip file of 3 recordings
  • 3 workbooks
  • BONUS-5 Minute Fixes e-book from Rewriter.ca
  • BONUS-3 hour video series from Neworld (How to Create Passive Income)
  • BONUS ONLY FOR PRE-SALE- Neworld’s complete 13hr Meetings with the Maters series! (Michael’s interviews with 13 Millionaires and Billionaires!)

Learn More

So long… it’s been a great ride!

Posted on: December 4th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching 2 Comments

 

Michael Fletcher

Well my friends…  after nearly 10 years, 47 Beehive Games, 200 webinars, 2 000 FREE Chats, 94 monthly newsletters and many many clients… it is time for me to leave you all and move on to other paths in life. 

Business Coaching was my passion for many years.  The thrill of sharing information and guiding business owners toward their goals gave me complete satisfaction and pride.  A wonderful side effect of this is that by practicing what I preach and following my own business advice I am now able to give myself the absolute freedom to step away and enjoy a life of following any path I choose.

Life is made up of choices.  We all have the ability to choose our own direction. There are no victims.  If you do what you truly love, then you will find the path to make is successful. My hope for you is that you choose to be happy and content with your life.

Decide what you truly want… research how others have made their dreams a reality… create a plan for YOURSELF and go for it!  YOU CAN DO IT!

I guess what I am trying to say is that I feel my message has been heard.  I have helped the people I was meant to help and I have done what I intended to do.  Most importantly I have learned so many things from the people I have been associated with.  I thank you all for that!

The Neworld Coaching website is filled with hundreds of articles, blog posts and videos that can guide people to success and I believe that most of these messages are timeless.  I will be leaving the website “live” and Dawn will be adding some blog posts from time to time as she cleans out her computer and finds information that it not yet displayed on the website.  Please use this information and share it with anyone!

Neworld Web Connect
is completely uneffected by my departure… it has been Dawn’s baby since the beginning and she will continue it as usual!

Dawn is presently working on our final video series which will give you the basis of the Neworld Coaching Success System once and for all!  “Painless” will include ALL of our Planners… complete with explanations of how to use them. Set in 3 parts it will explain the complete system of Goal Setting, Time Management and Follow Through.  I highly suggest that you have a look and see if it is something YOU might like to own.  Click Here to see it…

I feel now that I am meant for other things…

My family… with the recent passing of my Father I can see that spending more time with my Mother and siblings will bring me great peace and contentment.  When I look back on his amazing life I can see that a true lesson he taught me was to have hobbies and to expand myself and build memories in more ways than just business.

Pretty Cakes… the business owned by my pretty wife Dawn.  For nearly 10 years she worked tirelessly with  Neworld Coaching doing ALL the tasks that were necessary for our success.  It is NOW time for ME to return the favour.  I honestly look forward to working with Dawn and helping her to follow her passion and fill in the gaps where she is weak, as she did for me over the years! Perhaps I will even attend her school in Chicago and become a “Master Baker” (lol I just LOVE that title).

I have many personal “irons in the fire” and as I look toward my mid fifties I am grateful for the opportunities I have for bringing them all, or as many as I CHOOSE, to fruition.  I wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

So long for now… and thank you… for as many lessons as I have taught to you, I have also learned from you!

~Mike

P.S. Make a Plan… and stick to it!

Easy Pumpkin Muffins!

Posted on: November 28th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 14 oz. can pumpkin        
  • 3/4 cup white sugar    
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup melted margarine or butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup raisins


Directions

Mix the pumpkin, sugar, egg and margarine together.
Mix together baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour.
Mix wet and dry ingredients all together, and stir well!
Pour into greased muffin tins, and bake in 350 degrees oven for approximately 20 minutes.

Makes about 12 large muffins.

~Yummy

How to find the PERFECT Accountant for you!

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

Here's an Idea

  • Ask associates for referrals
  • Decide what you want from them (taxes or more)
  • Ensure they are licensed
  • Easily accessible to you
  • Ask for references
  • What do they charge?
  • Do they use up to date methods?
  • Can they be “creative”?

~Shameless

 

Shut Up and LISTEN

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

Dawn Fletcher
A difficult and sometimes humbling lesson to learn but very necessary to your business success!

It is important to listen and remember the content of conversations.

People just love to talk about themselves… let them!

 “No man would listen to you talk if he didn’t know it was his turn next.” ~Edgar Watson Howe

 “To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well” ~John Marshall

~Dawn

P.S.  Check out the Shameless Blog for ALL of our archived Newsletter articles!

 

Painless…

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

Painless

Neworld, in conjunction with Rewriter.ca, is currently filming its very last webinar! Do YOU struggle with completing your goals, managing your time and getting everything on your list accomplished? Set in 3 parts… this video series (complete with workbooks) will explain the entire system that Neworld has been teaching its clients for more than 10 yrs!

  • Part 1 will focus on setting realistic goals in all areas of your life!
  • Part 2 will explain the art of Time Management and how YOU can use your calendar wisely in order to accomplish as much as possible and still have time for family and rest!
  • Part 3 will show you how you can follow through and motivate yourself in order to get it ALL done!

During the first week of December we will make this video series available to the general public for a price of $99! We are currently pre-selling only 100 copies of the series to our associates and social media friends for the low price of only $60 cdn! This pre-sale will end the moment we sell 100 copies or when we officially launch the series at the beginning of December. Since we have NOT completed filming… we are estimating the length of the 3 parts to be more than 3 hours long… Here is what you will receive…

  • Zip file of 3 recordings
  • 3 workbooks
  • BONUS-5 Minute Fixes e-book from Rewriter.ca
  • BONUS-3 hour video series from Neworld (How to Create Passive Income)
  • BONUS ONLY FOR PRE-SALE- Neworld’s complete 13hr Meetings with the Maters series! (Michael’s interviews with 13 Millionaires and Billionaires!)

So… if YOU would like to be receive 1 of the 100 copies… contact me now and set aside your copy today!

Strategic Marketing

Posted on: November 5th, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Michael Fletcher

Quite awhile ago, Dawn and I filmed a 1 hour webinar on Neworld Web about this topic… To view that show please click here

8 Tips Every Business Owner Should Know!

Tip #1 –

Define and KNOW your Target Market

  • Defining and Knowing your Target Market is a key concept for small business marketing.
  • This allows you to focus on a specific potential client base and reduce non-productive marketing efforts. 
  • By defining and knowing your Target Market, an effective marketing campaign can be directly focused on selling to your specific niche.  
  • A well-defined target market will make every other marketing concept so much easier to implement successfully.  THAT IS A FACT!

Define Your ideal Client First
Some attributes your ideal client should have…

  • Values your service and doesn’t ask you to lower your prices.
  • Easily pays you and is always on time.
  • Comes to you already understanding what your services can help them accomplish.
  • Refers you to others without you even asking.
  • Comes back for more of your services whenever they’re ready for more
  • Gives you “energy” – emotionally and financially!
  • Open minded

Define Your Target Market By Writing the following…

  • WHO do you WANT to attract?
  • What is the age and income range of these people?
  • What are their lifestyles or hobbies?
  • Name 5-10 groups of people from the above criteria that use the products or services that YOU provide?
  • Which of these groups do you WANT to serve (relate to best)?
  • In which of these groups do you already know people or have associations with?
  • Now…define your actual Target Market that you will Strategically attract!

Tip #2 –

Planning…Decide WHAT you are going to do

  • Planning is the most vital part of small business marketing and so many owners fail to see this point!
  • Divide the year into 4 equal Quarters…most businesses operate in these timeframes and this will make it simpler when dealing with the “How” factor of your marketing.
  • Decide what products/services you are going to Market per Quarter.  
  • This does not require specifics as much as a general idea of “what” you are going to be focusing on throughout the coming months.  
  • Neworld redefines their plan each and every Quarter and it changes frequently from the original.  The idea is to start the ideas flowing!


Tip #3 –

Strategy…Decide HOW you are going to do it!

  • Your marketing mix is the combination of elements that make up the entire marketing process.
  • By using a variety of modes to reach your goal, you have a better chance of actually doing it. It requires the right combination, however, so be careful when putting it together. 
  • Traditionally, the marketing mix refers to the 4 P’s: product, price, place, and promotion. 
  • You must decide what approach you will use and create your strategy around your choices.  

Some ideas for promotion…

  • Written Brochures
  • Banners & Signs 
  • Mailing Lists
  • Create a Contest  
  • Audio & Video Products 
  • Posters 
  • Trade Shows 
  • Write Articles or Columns -
  • Writing Direct Mail Letters / Postcard Campaigns 
  • Catalogues 
  • Classified ads 
  • Bulletin Board Marketing 
  • Coupons 
  • Door Hangers or Door Biz Advertising 
  • Statement Stuffers

Also consider Automated Email Marketing to speed up your efforts

  • Create a contact list-either by importing or collecting sign ups from a website
  • Create content for that list-campaign or auto responder
  • Market to thousands of people at once!
  • Track your stats 
  • Use the auto responders to send confirmations of registrations for events etc
  • Use built in templates for a professional look
  • Customize and personalize your emails
  • Create forms for your website

Tip #4 –

Online Presence:
Website

  • Your website is a direct reflection of you and your business.  This is an amazing tool if used properly.  I cannot stress enough that you must have a professional person create your website for you.
  • Creating an online presence is no small task but can be done well if you follow 4 phases.

     Phase 1: Planning
Phase 2: Building your site
Phase 3: Promotion
Phase 4: Maintenance

Social Networking

  • Choose a site and create a professional profile
  • Be Professional  
  • Follow the rules
  • Build relationships
  • Automate with HootSuite

Tip #5 –

Consistency

  • Consistency is the most important concept of your marketing strategy.  A BAD marketing plan, done consistently, will usually get better results than a GREAT marketing plan done inconsistently!  It helps to lower the cost of your marketing and increase the effectiveness of your branding!
  • Exercise is a great example of consistency.  
  • Be consistent in the time you delegate to your Marketing
  • Be consistent in your “message” remember your Mission, Vision and USP at all times when creating your marketing.
  • Keep your target market in mind at all times and ensure that your message to them is consistent
  • Be consistent with your Brand:  see Tip #6

Try these areas of your marketing to address consistency…

  • Voicemail message
  • Business Card
  • Brochures & Letterhead
  • Website
  • Email marketing templates
  • Signature blocks
  • E-books & FREE Reports
  • Social networking sites
  • Workshop materials (including teleseminars & webinars)

Tip #6 –

Branding

  • The most difficult concept for most business owners!
  • Branding is how your clients perceive your products, services and your company in general!  It encompasses everything that you do and say in your marketing!
  • Basic Branding consists of the graphics, logo, design, basic layout, and image of your company!

Ask yourself these questions…

  • What is it about your company that you want to emphasize?
  • What do you want potential clients to remember or know you for?

Where to display your Brand…

  • Marketing material of every kind
  • Storefront
  • Telephone (machine and greeting)
  • Billing
  • Your image
  • Who you give your charitable donations to
  • Branded merchandise

Being consistent in your Branding:

  • Font
  • Colour
  • Message
  • Logo

Tip #7 –

CRM (Client Relationship Management)

CRM systems enable businesses to actively manage client relations in an organized and strategic manner.

2 schools of thought:
1.    A system whereby you “manage” your contacts in a productive manner
2.    A method in which you manage your clients

CRM “System”

  • As with any business…Small Business owners need a system whereby they can easily manage their contacts.  There are basically 2 types of software you can use to accommodate these needs, hosted or on-premise.
  • A hosted online CRM can range anywhere from $12/month to $500/month and obviously the attributes of each CRM are different.  You can research the companies that offer hosted CRM’s on the internet.
  • An on-premise CRM is one that you would aquire and download into your computer and is used off-line.  The costs are varied depending on new products and sales.  Check your local office store or the internet for options
  • Neworld uses a simple Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to handle more than 50 000 contacts.  It is FREE!
  • The point is to use a system…ANY SYSTEM…and stick to it.

CRM “Method”

  • In today’s competitive environment, finding and keeping clients is key!
  • It is also less costly to retain a client than it is to market to new potential ones.  
  • The principle is easy…anticipate your clients needs and exceed their expectations (under-promise and over-deliver)!  
  • Offer Exceptional Client Care
  • Exceed their expectations
  • “Touch” your clients as often as possible!
  • Follow-up Consistently

Tip #8 –

The “Law” of Success… “To be successful… you MUST take risks”

  • We look at people who we perceive as successful (whether it is power, fame or money) and we can easily see the risks they must have taken in order to achieve their “success”
  • The same is true for people we believe to be unsuccessful.  We naturally choose to perceive that they have not taken risks in their lives and businesses.  The difference between these 2 types of people is SELF ESTEEM!
  • To succeed…you must take risks.  
  • To be willing to take risks…you must be willing to fail. 
  • To be willing to fail…you must be unconcerned of people’s opinions of you!  
  • To be unconcerned about people’s opinions of you…you must have high SELF ESTEEM!

In closing… Please remember…

  • Marketing promotes your business and all that your business offers to your clients.
  • It brings potential clients to your business, and makes your business stand out in the crowd. 
  • A solid Marketing Strategy brings consistent traffic and a constant flow of clients to your business.

~Michael

P.S. Make a Plan… and stick to it!

 

Moroccan-Style Crock Pot Chicken!

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

Ingredients

  • 4c Chicken Stock
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 lg can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 lg green or red pepper, cut into small strips
  • 1 lg onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • Hot cooked orzo pasta (or any pasta YOU like)


Directions

Stir the stock, garlic, honey, cumin, cinnamon, tomatoes, green pepper, onion and raisins in a slow cooker.

Add the chicken and turn to coat.

Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours or until the chicken is cooked.

Mix in cooked Pasta and serve!

~Yummy

 

What’s in a Name? EVERYTHING!

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 by Neworld Coaching No Comments

Here's an Idea

Whether is it “Naming” your Company or “Naming” a new Product, keep your Brand Identity intact and consider these points…

  • Easy to market
  • Simple to spell and pronounce
  • Effortless to remember
  • Is not comprised of Spam Words
  • Conveys your competitive edge
  • Stirs client interest
  • Represents what you represent
  • Doesn’t confuse you with a similar business
  • Sells itself with no explanation
  • Has a positive ring to it
  • Doesn’t limit you to your geographical location
  • Attracts the types of clients that you want
  • Doesn’t limit the expansion of the business
  • Not too “trendy” (trends fade and so will you)

~Shameless