I’m going to start a blogging series here on my blog about Google Plus. Sense it’s all about the fundamentals, I thought I would explain what those were. A lot of people go about Social Media in a way that they don’t even understand. It’s mind boggling really. If you do the same thing over and over and expect different results, then what kind of person does that make you? Go ahead and leave a comment below.
So, here is a list of the main fundamentals of building a following.
- Content – It’s always about this isn’t it?
- Connect – If you don’t do this, you may as well hang it up.
- Share, Share, Share – Really, it’s not that hard.
These are the three basics that you must get down. If you don’t, then I can’t help you.
Producing Content for Google Plus is rather easy. Images are a great start. People love to share, +1, and comment on them. You’ll get a lot of interaction out of sharing Images and Video, so be sure to do both.
Connecting is easy too. Just click on that add to circle button at the top right of the screen. Easy right? You can create other circles, but I think that’s for another post.
If you have numerous circles, share content with those circles. You’re more likely to get interaction, or you can just share it publicly and use the circles to find content. Sharing is as simple as hitting that Share Arrow in the middle at the bottom of the post.
Get these fundamentals down and you’ll be able to use them across any network. Google Plus is a great network to build a following. No matter who you are, you have a specialty and something to offer. So, go out and get started. Can you think of a few more fundamentals that people need to get down?
What is the Key to Success? Is there really a such Key? Many people may not realize it, but there is. I’ve been learning a lot about Success lately and I have to say that I’m blown away. There are literally tons of valuable information and teachers available, so there is no reason not to succeed.
There is perhaps one single most important factor that determines Success. What is it? Mindset. That’s right, it’s merely how you think and perceive the world. It never fails, time and time again people often make an excuse. These excuses range from, it’s already been done, to I can’t turn my passion into my job.
This kind of thinking, is dangerous. Not only is it dangerous to the way you think, but it’s also dangerous to your health. Health and Success go hand in hand, if you’re not healthy, you won’t be successful. I’m not talking about a healthy body, although that’s important too, no I’m talking about a healthy mind.
Have you ever seen the type of person that is a loving and caring person, but perhaps they care and love a bit too much? You know the ones, they’re always tired when they come home, they never take time to enjoy the day, and little things like playing with the kids annoy them? That’s not healthy, that’s not successful.
In order to be successful, we have to take care of ourselves, yes that included taking breaks. If you haven’t found your passion yet, keep trying, you’ll find it. There is already someone doing what you love and making money at it, no reason you can’t too.
Think positive and visualize already having what you dream and the doors will open.
Fat loss, the easy way? I used to be one of those people who thought that Fat Loss required a lot of work. Seriously, how many personal trainers can you think of that will tell you time and time again, hard work and dedication got them to where they’re at?
OK, maybe the dedication part, is certainly true. You do in fact need a lot of dedication to achieve any goal. What if I told you, that it wasn’t that hard? What if I told you, that the only exercise you had to do, was walking? What if I told you that you only had to eat moderately healthy? That’s right, eating moderately healthy is the easy part.
So, what’s this big Fat Loss secret? Sunflower Seeds. That’s right, something as simple as Sunflower Seeds can cause you to lose weight, but it doesn’t stop at Sunflower Seeds. Some people can’t eat nuts, what about those people? Safflower Oil and Pills that are made from Shrimp Shells work just as well. What do these things do that is so wonderful? They cause your body to release the stored fat cells.
Here’s how it works…..Taking Sunflower Seeds on a daily basis like you would medicine, often works like medicine. Just take one tablespoon of these before your meal and it’ll help by providing essential fatty acids. Monounsaturated fatty acids work by helping you to be full, thus preventing you from over eating.
For all you meat eaters out there, you’re not left out. Eating cod, tuna, or salmon can help with the fat burning process. These fats provide Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids. Omegas work in a variety of ways, they help the body burn fat more efficiently and raise the metabolism.
To find a list of foods high in Monounsaturated fats, click on the link…Nutrition Data
To find a list of foods high in Omega 3, click on the link…Nutrition Data Omega 3
To find a list of foods high in Omega 6, click on the link…Nutrition Data Omega 6
As you can see, Fat Loss, The Easy Way, is in fact possible. No magic pill that you have to take, no herbal supplements, just plain ordinary food. You can even find various recipes to use with that particular item, so no more excuses. Get out there and get that body you’ve always dreamed of.
What are you fitness goals for the coming years? I’ve been working on a dieting plan, rather a lifestyle change. I hate the terminology diet. Many people do and I don’t blame them. After all, it has the word “die” in it. Whereas, lifestyle has the word “life” in it.
I think the biggest problem with Lifestyle Changes, is that people cut out too much. At least at the start. By cutting out high fat foods, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fat, or can only have low fat foods. In fact, you’ll want the majority of your foods to be moderate fat intake, not low fat. Low fat is just as bad as high fat.
I’ve been working on a list of things that I want to cut out and limit this morning. So far so good, here’s what I have for the time being…
Limit – one slice of bread per day.
Limit – small dessert sizes.
Limit – meat intake, small portions, 2-3 times a week.
Limit – refined carbohydrates.
Zero – high fat foods, such as bacon.
Zero – high carbohydrate snacks, such as cake.
Doing these things will go a long way to help aid the weight loss. Also, building muscle will burn more calories. Another thing you’ll want to cut back on is the amount of Sugar. If you drink a lot of Soda, you’re bringing in a ton of Sugar. That alone could be making you fat. I would say no more than about one Soda a day. That’s a 12 ounce can size. Not a 1 liter bottle.
Many people assume that they need a lot of carbohydrates to stay healthy. The problem with that is, far too many people trust the government to make smart choices for them. That’s not always the case. In fact, if you’ve watched the Documentary – Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, you’ll find out that we need fewer carbohydrates than we’re told.
Why so many carbs? Simple, money. If you traced back the money trail, you’ll more than likely find a trail leading to big bread and grain manufactures. If they didn’t have these high daily recommendations, people wouldn’t buy as much bread and grain. In the Documentary above, he recommends limiting your carbs to 100g or less per day. You especially don’t want to have a lot of refined carbs, such as white bread.
There are also a few things you can do to help lose weight. These include taking Sunflower Seeds and Safflower Oil. Those two substances cause the body to release stored fat. Take 3 Tablespoons daily of Sunflower Seeds to lose the fat, even without exercising. Just be sure to watch your calorie intake and eat healthy.
Many people go through life believing that they don’t have enough. That there isn’t enough to go around in this world. That the world is over populated. Well, guess what? It’s not.
One of the many things I’ve learned from watching “The Secret” is that there is plenty in this world. There is always enough to go around. No matter if it’s Money or Food. We determine our fate by our thoughts.
For example, if you’re always thinking about debt, guess what, it’s going to continue to pile up or you won’t be able to get out of it. However, if you started thinking about Money all the time, more doors would open than close. But don’t just think about money, imagine, visualize yourself actually having that money. The Universe gives us what we think about.
Controlling your thoughts are very important if you want to succeed in today’s world. If you’re happy working a 9-5 job and doing the same thing over and over on a daily basis, which I’m sure you’re probably not, then fine, have at it. There are those who will, and those who don’t. Brings a who new meaning to will doesn’t it? What will you Will into your life?
I’ve created an Abundance list that I use on a daily basis. This list reassures me that there is plenty in the world and there is. You can use this list if you wish, or create your own Abundance list.
There is an abundance of Money.
There is an abundance of Food.
There is an abundance of Health.
There is an abundance of Life.
There is an abundance of All.
There is an abundance of Love.
There is an abundance of Happiness.
There is an abundance of Success.
There is enough for everyone.
These are all things that I want more of in my life. You too can have more of these. By affirming that there is enough, you’re also visualizing, which helps aid your visualization process. Change truly does start within. What are you going to start changing?
Dance In The Rain
I dance in the rain with thee.
For your mind and soul set me free.
Laughter and love on this night.
Together, we will not be fright.
Standing against the storm.
This is how love does form.
I cherish this moment for all time.
And hope I never turn into a lime.
For when that happens, all is lost.
Love is always the last to be tossed.
I will always remember you.
Even if it means, that I’ll turn blue.
Despite the fact, we’re worlds apart.
Only you can have my heart.
Changing Winds Prevail
The world around me is narrow and thin.
This is not something, I can easily win.
Chaos and the hectic abound in this wood.
Though I look around and see much good.
People are skeptic and thus they can’t see.
The world around them is already free.
From the lies and turmoil of their lives.
The passion and love, that’s what drives.
For they know the secret, from within.
That the thoughts have always been.
They strive for all they’ve done.
All you can think of is a pun.
Open your eyes, so you can see.
Change always starts within thee.
Some people might think it’s hard to come up with enough things to be grateful for. However, if you think enough, you’ll come up with plenty of ideas. It’s easier than you think. I’ll show you why.
In life, there are many things to be grateful for and we can break those down into several things as well. When I first started making a Grateful list, it was short, but it steadily grew. Success can be broken down into multiple things to be Grateful for. As much, so can Happiness, for example, what makes you happy, that’s something you’re Grateful for.
Here is a list of 20 things that I’m Grateful for and why:
I am Grateful for the Internet – it’s a medium for me to escape reality.
I am Grateful for knowledge – knowledge is power and truth.
I am Grateful for the Earth – without it, I wouldn’t be here.
I am Grateful for Life – it’s better to be living than to be dead.
I am Grateful for Error – no one is perfect and if I make a mistake, I learn from it.
I am Grateful for Food – much of it taste good and it’s my energy.
I am Grateful for Culture – with so much variety, there is a lot to do.
I am Grateful for Music – it lifts my spirits and I’m happiest when I sing.
I am Grateful for Children – can’t help but smile when they’re around.
I am Grateful for Family – having a family that stands by you is important.
I am Grateful for Time – without it I wouldn’t be able to do what I want to do.
I am Grateful for Money – some things are just worth having.
I am Grateful for Friends – true friends are hard to come by.
I am Grateful for Happiness – without it, the world would be boring.
I am Grateful for a Creative Mind – creativity gives life to the world.
I am Grateful for Energy – without the energy I do have, couldn’t do the things I want.
I am Grateful for Science – learning new discoveries is a great feeling.
I am Grateful for Success – we all have some for of success, it’s not always about money.
I am Grateful for The Secret – that movie changed my life, the way I think, and the direction I’m heading.
I am Grateful to be an INTJ – a rare personality type is something to treasure.
There you have it, 20 things that I’m Grateful for and reasons why. You can see how many of them actually overlap. Your list doesn’t have to be as big either, it can be a small list of 5-10 things you’re Grateful for.
Gratitude list are great because you can look at them everyday and be reminded of the things that you are Grateful for. Perhaps over time, you’ll find a few more.
I know what you’re going to say right off the bat, there isn’t a thing that we can learn from him, he can’t even sing. Yep, I knew you were going to say that. Some people argue that it’s the marketing that makes someone big, or a failure. Personally, I think that marketing is only a small part of the equation.
If you don’t have a quality product to sell, then the world’s greatest marketing team will be useless. People make the argument that crap sells all the time. True, it does, but what kind of reputation does that crap have? If I went and made an e-book, then put it up for sale for 99 cent on Amazon, would it sell? Sure, it would sell, but it would keep selling if it was a quality e-book.
If I took that same e-book and put a title on it, “The Biggest Secret to Losing Weight.” When people bought the book and found out that there was only one sentence in the book and that sentence read, “Get off your butt and stop eating so much.” Do you honestly think that people would continue to buy it? Do you think that I would have a very good reputation after that? Probably not.
What’s my point? People often argue, “Justin Bieber is only a fab and will fade away soon enough.” Again, they also argue that he can’t sing. Seriously? Tell me something, why is it that all the people who can’t sing, or aren’t singing, are the ones giving critic to musical artist? That’s like trying to tell me where to put my money and you have a mound of debt that you have to pay off. My point is, Bieber can sing and is a quality product. I’m also willing to wager that Justin will be around for a very long time.
Why is he a quality product? He’s genuine for one and started on Youtube from nothing. His followers will always be there for him. I think his song, “Never Say Never” says it all. When people tell him that he can’t do this, or can’t do that, that’s where Never Say Never comes in. That’s what he tells them, in other words, he will succeed. That’s the difference and Justin Bieber and those of you reading this article.
If you’re not on top, you can certainly learn a lot from this kid from Canada. Once you’re on top, you don’t have to work as hard to be there and who cares if you’re not number one? Just being up there with the big boys/girls, isn’t that enough?
In less than 2 years of hard work, Justin sold out Madison Square Gardens in less than 22 minutes. In fact, the majority of his tours sold out completely. But, it wasn’t easy getting there. At first, no Radio Station would play his music. Not until he started going out and playing at smaller places, getting known among the people, did things start to flow. Every time he played, the crowds grew and grew until eventually they were sold out. When he started growing and making appearances on Radio Stations across the country, that’s when they started playing his music.
The fact is, he worked hard to get where he’s at right now. Where is he at? He’s one of the most popular artist of his time. He has several Youtube videos in the top 10 most watched of all time. That’s right, in just a couple of years. Can it be reproduced? Of course, anything that has succeeded in the past can be reproduced.
In this case, Perseverance is the key. If you don’t have the drive and the desire to back it up, you won’t succeed. If you’ve got the drive and the will, you’ll go far. Never Say Never, never say that you can’t do it and don’t ever let anyone else tell you the same. Everyone is going to have haters, you just have to learn to shut them out. After all, they don’t have a clue about what you’ve been through and who you are.
Again, I say to all the haters out there, why can’t he sing? Evidently, he can, if not, he wouldn’t have gotten as far as he is. Don’t try to give me that it’s because he has a pretty face crap either. If you think you can do better, then why aren’t you out there singing? In fact, I dare you to sing. If you think your lack of success is because you don’t have a pretty face like that, there’s make up for that. Seriously, even famous men wear make up. If you’ve got the talent, you can adopt the look, a look that suits you.
So, right now, you have no excuses. In fact, that’s what’s holding you back, your own given excuses. If that’s not enough, then why are you letting others regulate your life, when you should be out there being successful? That’s what I’m doing right now. I’m working on my future, my goal is to write and travel. What’s your excuse? Go out and be successful.