The Easy Way

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Mr. Willis Langford has discovered an Easy Way. He asked me to share it with you. How do say no to a man who is 92 years young and is wise beyond his years….you don’t!

There is an easier way. Yes, there is an easier way to live…..! 

CLICK HERE to see if you’re making “living” harder than it should be.

The Power of “Leveraged” Love – Linking for Prosperity

leverage (5)The buzz word in general and more specifically as it relates to the phenomena of “planet online” is…

The market wants access to you, but not just you, but to all your friends’ friends, and all of their friends anywhere and everywhere access to the internet is available.

The word is “Leverage”.  Relationship leverage is exponentially and algorithmically enhanced by the likes of Go Fund Me, Change.org, Kickstarter, and other crowd-funding platforms.

  Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the power of the internet. One early-stage equity expert described it as “the practice of raising funds from two or more people over the internet towards a common Service, Project, Product, Investment, Cause, and Experience, or SPPICE.” The crowdfunding model is fueled by three types of actors: the project initiator who proposes the idea and/or project to be funded; individuals or groups who support the idea; and a moderating organization (the “platform”) that brings the parties together to launch the idea.In 2013, the crowdfunding industry grew to be over $5.1 billion worldwide.(Wikipedia)

What if our Social Media connections were “leveraged” by love? What could be accomplished by a community compassionately connected by the power and practice of leveraged love? We would become an unstoppable force for good. Recently my wife leveraged the power of her Facebook friends to keep a family from becoming homeless. A lot of people, each giving a little made a HUGE difference! I’m a believer!leverage (20)

Adonai said, “Look, the people are united, they all have a single language, and see what they’re starting to do! At this rate, nothing they set out to accomplish will be impossible for them! Gen. 11:6 (CJB)

Reiki Journey Day 3 – From “Willing To ” to “Wanting To”

download (2)     I’m willing to put in the effort. Well I’m a couple of hours behind, but I’m still willing, at least my spirit is willing but the flesh wants to skip this and go right to chillaxin’. The flesh is the flesh! It can only and always be weak. So what’s a man to do?  Staying willing is work!  A willing spirit is not necessarily a working spirit. Being willing means using the mind to control the circumstances or situation. Am I willing to do whatever my calling demands or requires?  I am willing but my flesh is weak and I know that! I also know how to fix that, thanks to one Paul of Tarsus, “I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.” (NLT)

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” Emily Dickinson

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This is somewhat unexpected. I can feel a shifting, quite delightful and spiritually stimulating. Shifting from being “willing to” to “wanting to”.  I wanted to begin writing tonight. When what we will to do, out of commitment or obligation becomes what we want to do, our job is now a joy and every task an opportunity to triumph.

Paul of Tarsus spoke about the Creator being present in us both to will and to do His good pleasure. This might be what the Ancients would call “bringing purpose to life”. Seems simple enough. I’m almost embarrassed to admit that I am so intellectually stimulated by such a simple premise, that the more one wills to do a thing, the more one wants to do the thing he wills to do. If the journey promises more of this kind of shifting, just rename me Jimmie and I’ll take all you gimme!

“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.”  Albert Einstein

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Reiki Journey Day 2 “Commitment”

Relax, Open, Celebrate….
 Commitment     I understand commitment as being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to another person (accountability partner), spouse or persons such as a Mastermind Group, Downline, or Twitter following.  Emotion and intellect speaks to me of mind, body and soul. This commitment then, for me is a spiritual “all in” proposition. Other synonyms that speak to me are allegiance, loyalty, pledge, and vow. 

Polonius:
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!      

God does not take breaking vows lightly.  A wise king once said, “When you tell God you’ll do something, do it—now. God takes no pleasure in foolish gabble. Vow it, then do it. Far better not to vow in the first place than to vow and not pay up. Ecclesiastes 5:4-6 (AMP)

That in itself  ought to be enough motivation….but we’ll see! Ain’t nothin to it but to do it…that sounds good too…cliches don’t succeed, people do. 
OMG!  That means it would be foolish of me not to finish this 21 day Reiki journey. 

“Let the days of the king add up
    to years and years of good rule.
Set his throne in the full light of God;
    post Steady Love and Good Faith as lookouts,
And I’ll be the poet who sings your glory—
    and live what I sing every day. Psalms 61:8 (Msg)

                                                                                                                                            Who wants to a fool, vow breaker, or man in whom God is not pleased. Not I!!

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Reiki Journey – Day1 “Dedication”

nh2The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes, but in having new eyes – Marcel Proust 

I invite you to come with me on a 21 day journey to discover me . I challenge you to also find the courage and strength to look inside and discover the beauty and the blessing of being/ seeing YOU.

I believe every life has a dream, a dream that quietly insists to be fulfilled. Such dreams are a significant part of the blessing of being alive.  For far too many of us the dream stays buried in the mud of mediocrity, as we struggle to find it, to know the truth about who we are in this world, why we are and what we are to be to this world… to know the dream, to live our purpose.

SHARE my journey in the quest to know and to live my purpose.

Day 1 – Handwrite 2 pages every day for 21 days. Now that would be monumental in its meaning and perhaps, not perhaps, but most definitely be a measure of my desire to grow in the grace of my calling. Do I have the passion to push through the usual excitement and promise of a perceived spiritual benefit? I know I can, but WILL I?

I don’t even want to admit to myself that I may not have the discipline to pursue this noble endeavor. I’m convinced that this transformative tool will further my development as a man who will, for the sake of his family, community and world dedicate himself to the discipline this will take. I don’t want to do what I do want to do!  …. but nevertheless…not my will!

So this day I dedicate myself to a 21 day Reiki journey. My theme for day one is DEDICATION.

 I shall sit in my gazebo and see if the blessing of this cool breeze will blow a little inspiration my way. What is “dedication”? 

Wikipedia: dedication is the fact of consecrating an altar, temple, church or other sacred building. What does it mean to ME?

It is the setting apart of my life, the rest of my life, for divine use and noble purposes. “Fact of consecrating”, sounds like a flesh killing concept to me. Ouch!                                                                                                                            Today is done…. almost, and like so many times in my past I’ve started strong, but this time I’m determined to finish strong! I look forward to the transformation. I don’t want to be the same man then as now.

Men may not know how fruits grow, but they do know that they cannot grow in 5 minutes.”  Harry Drummond

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Prelude to Digital Prosperity – Successful Sharing

It is my belief that we have the technology to fundamentally transform our world for the better.

collabWe have the capacity to generate new, bold and innovative ideas. Historically we have relied primarily on closed hierarchical approaches to producing and harnessing knowledge. Increasingly though knowledge is the product of networked people and businesses looking for new solutions to specific problems.

The SFM, Digital Experts Academy, and Team Wukar of Dubli Network are examples of effective collaborative communities where the value is created by involving everybody in the success of everybody else. This innovative approach to producing knowledge and sharing information is not new to academia. In the sciences this peer-oriented approach has been circulating and building on discoveries for centuries. However it’s new territory for most companies “in practice”. Competitive Capitalism is giving way to this new equalizing economy, allowing more of us to participate in the abundance that digitization can produce.

Collaboration, publication, peer-review, shared information  and skill sets are the keys to unlocking success in this knowledge-based economy. This shift is being powered by the digitization of information and enlightened communities, as well as the desire of more and more people wanting to live a successful and prosperous digital life. This shift is changing the way value is created throughout society. Digitization means information can be shared, cross-referenced, and repurposed as never before.

To your “shared” success.  “None of us is as smart as all of us.” Kenneth H. Blanchard

Maximize SEO with Dubli Team WUKAR

images (1)Search-Engine Optimization, or SEO, can seem like a mystery to even informed social media professionals. With so many components that go into getting your page a good ranking, how can you keep track of all the pieces that matter AND implement a winning SEO strategy? Team WUKAR is the revolutionary team building marketing platform that is maximizing the Dubli opportunity. When you join our TEAM we will give you access to the SEO strategies used by the world’s best online marketer’s….Yes, we have them on our TEAM! Check out the video below this article.

“Organizations who can’t match up in content creation and promotion may find themselves losing out to content marketers who learn the basics of SEO.” ~ Rand Fishkin, CEO/Co-Founder, Moz

  •  Content is King – Topping the “on-the-page SEO” category, content continues to be the most important element to a webpage’s success. Winning content is that which includes quality (both in being written well and in having information of substance), researched keywords, engagement (tracked by bounce rates), and freshness.
  • Link it Up SEO success isn’t just about what you do – it also involves what your readers do on your site, including what links they post on your pages and how much your page gets linked elsewhere on the Web. Are the links from trusted, respected web sites? That builds your SEO credibility as a likewise trustworthy, respectable page. Again, quality matters more than quantity.
  • Beware Spam and Blocks – SEO is smarter than some give it credit for, catching those “tricks” some try to implement to up their page rankings. This includes the major faux pas of paid links, linked spam, and cloaking (showing search engines a different page than humans). These techniques make the quality of your content questionable – after all, if it could stand on its own legs, these sort of techniques wouldn’t be necessary. Another SEO damager is if – and how many – people are blocking your site from their search results. If someone actively avoids your site, it reflects poorly upon your ranking.

Content People Care About

engageme“Content is king” has become a mantra for many social media marketers and website creators in today’s online environment. While this has become an undisputed point, two questions inevitably follow: what kind of content is best? How do you create content about which people will care? Here are the top two discoveries social media evangelist Ron Ploof made at 2011’s Confab: The Content Strategy Conference when he asked the 60 content creators in attendance for their top-three things they wanted to learn:

  • Storytelling is top – When asked what they wanted to learn from the Confab session “Content Rules: How to Create Content People Really Care About,” the No. 1 response from attendees was “Finding and Telling Stories.” Combine those votes with the ones for two additional story-related categories – “Connecting Stories to Business” and “Voice: Brand/Content Balance” – and 61 percent of the attendees wanted help with storytelling. This is no great surprise. People are wired to connect better with stories than with abstract principles. As Ploof’s said before, people have the attention span of a gnat online. However, if you find a way to present your company’s story that will captivate the audience’s attention and imagination, connecting with them in a real, personal way, then you can extend that gnat-like attention span. “The best online content creators combine the power of storytelling with education to tap into a reservoir of dormant attention,” Ploof said.
  • Executives need educating– Those in social media circles tend to think that by this point in time, the benefits of social media are a given. However, the audience’s desire for help with convincing executives that social media is an opportunity instead of a burden shows there’s still a need to show why it matters – it was the second-most requested topic from attendees. The questions they asked are enlightening as well. Ploof lists a few, including how to “focus execs so they/we can prioritize which story to tell” and “how to get execs to respect content development as a skill (and non-execs too)?” Content creation is a craft and skill that requires patience and creativity – it can’t be churned out, but it’s worth the wait when executed well. A large part of content creation is storytelling, as mentioned above. It seems like executives will either say they have no real story to tell or they’ll want to tell too many stories at once – famine or feast, so to speak. Help them learn to pace the process, prioritizing on what story is most important to tell the message and get the results they want right now.

LIKE to be Like’d? Don’t Bore or Bug!

Everybody wants to be liked – especially in today’s Facebook world, where the thumbs-up “Like” button represents the ultimate stamp of approval from consumers to their networks. But how do you get the “Like” love on Facebook (and other crowd-sourced social media channels)? The key is to engage those within the network, giving them a real reason (value goes viral!) to opt into your Page. 

fbloveFacebook Pages are growing in popularity and importance each day, often serving as a second home page for your business on the Web. Chances are that your customers already have Facebook accounts and spend an average of 25-30 minutes on the social networking site each day. The News Feed they view intersperses updates from the Pages they “Like” among the pictures and status updates from their friends and family, essentially giving you a self-selected audience wanting to hear your advertising for free. It’s a no-brainer to make your business front of mind – but the trick is to do so in a way that adds value for THEM (not just for you).  

So how do you create ways to get them involved with your Page? Here are some ideas:

  • Create a contest that requires them to “Like” your page. Vivint does this wonderfully each year with their “Vivint Gives Back” contest. They give away $1.5 million dollars to the top-voted charity overall as well as $250,000 to the winners in each of five regions. Most people are willing to click “Like” to support a cause close to their hearts, and it’s a great way for Vivint to get name recognition as people post about the contest on their own Page in order to drum up votes.
  • Offer coupons and deals for people who Like your page. It’s as simple as posting to your Facebook that anyone who mentions a certain code on a particular day will get a discount. This is a great way to give back to your top fans – after all, if they’ve taken the initiative to opt into your network, they likely merit the recognition.
  • Reciprocate the love by interacting with those who write on your wall. It builds the sense of a one-on-one relationship between the consumer and brand, and those are the kind of relationships that foster customer loyalty. When you consider how expensive the conversion process is, taking that next step to make your individual brand evangelists feel like their loyalty is recognized and appreciated is worth every cent spent in time and effort.

Strategic Social Media or Marketing Madness?

MayaBefore you join the hordes of social media neophytes who dive into the medium with no method in the madness, it’s important to step back and create an overarching social media strategy into which all of your social media initiatives synchronize, including a plan for each social media outlet (Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.). While this might sound like a daunting task, it’s as easy as 1-2-3: 
  1. Objective – What is it that you’re looking to accomplish by employing this specific tool or medium in your social media outreach efforts? Why do you feel this is an appropriate use of your resources? (Chances are it is – it’s just vital to understand the specifics of why before “running with scissors,” so to speak.)
  2. Audience – Who is it that you expect to reach by using this social media channel? What are their concerns? If you cater to a varied audience, then it may be wise to create multiple presences in the mediums to speak to those niche customer concerns. What interests a 30-something soccer mom likely will not be the same as what worries a 20-something professional, a middle-aged executive, or a “silver surfer” grandmother.
  3. Content – How are you planning to use this medium of communication? The “how” varies widely by channels. YouTube is wonderful for visual storytelling, while Twitter is preferable for interacting with individuals. Facebook is a great way to spread information to your core audience and to build a platform through which they can interact with one another. A company or CEO blog is a wonderful way to let the company’s personality shine and to discuss the latest happenings. Each medium has its own strengths and weaknesses, so it’s advised to get into the nitty-gritty details of what you plan to broadcast so that you select the channel that will best meet those content needs.

 
Armed with this simple-yet-specific strategy, you’ll be able to understand – and to explain to others – why each medium works for your plan and to decide which to ramp up first. Social media channels are nothing more than a new, online way of communicating and broadcasting information. By understanding how each plays into your plan – and how they interact and overlap with one another – you’ll be able to build a cohesive strategy that gets real results.