Social Networking is really a lifestyle.

Everyone networks. Networking is really a prime opportunity to build business and personal relationships that can actually benefit you in the long run.

Regardless if you are searching for an insurance broker, an auto mechanic or even a consultant,  everyone always asks friends, family, and associates for recommendations.

If you approach networking with your lifestyle, it needs a much more structured, deliberate approach.  However, it ultimately comes from the following:

  • interacting with  people outside your comfort zone
  • increasing your circle of influence and contacts
  • gathering all the relevant information
  • connecting with “decision makers” who you are in contact with

However, not properly networking as described above, your contact network is going to slowly increase – or not going to increase at all.  This will begin to limit your potential networking exposure.

In addition, when we are in prosperous economic times, Social Networking is even more important. This is the time when most people are in a much better mood and more comfortable expanding their circle of friends – because people in good times, feel better about themselves and want to share their good times with others.

So, let me ask you…

What steps would you follow to increase your circle of influence and networking – with the goal of increasing your contacts and influence?

Below are some strategies you can start implementing to strengthen and having a prosperous social network of influence.

 

LISTENING SKILLS ARE CRITICAL

In today’s society, you have to be able to effectively communicate – remembering that communication is a two-way street:  Listening and Speaking.

Listening can help you solve your, or other’s problems and concerns – as well as starting and improving relationships.  You have to improve your listening skills by paying attention to others without interrupting them as well as without judgment of what they are saying.

Focus on giving the other person your undivided attention while directly facing them with direct eye contact at all times.

You have to always keep an open mind and not exhibit any types of behavior that resembling your judging people.  You can think about what the person said later on – but make sure you don’t interrupt them. Such interruptions can easily cause the other person to lose their own train of thought – leading to them getting frustrated and wanting to get away from you as soon as possible.

Another strategy is to repeat back exactly what was just said to you. This lets the other person know you were listening and clearly understood what they were talking about.


THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER COMMUNICATION

Communication is much more than the words coming out of your mouth.  Your self-expression skills become paramount to achieving prosperous social networking.

The objective of communication is always to express thoughts, ideas, and feelings to others.

Your verbal communication needs to clearly focus more on your ability to communicate and share your message and views with others – in a way that they can understand and react to.

Expressing yourself in a clear and concise way has a lot to do with HOW You say something – rather than WHAT you said.

Also, keep in mind that your tone, facial expressions, and body language account for nearly 93% of your communicated message. The actual words you speak represent the remaining 7% of what you said.


INCREASING YOUR EXPOSURE

Exposure is the most critical part of any type of networking.

It’s imperative that you and your business are well known to prospects. Increasing your exposure only happens when you step outside your comfort zone and current circle of influence and contacts.

However, you should immediately start focusing on meeting people that are most likely to have interest in you and your business or opportunity.  For example, there is no purpose in networking with plumbers if you know nothing about plumbing…they will see you a mile away as someone that may just be wasting their time.

You can start meeting and networking with at seminars, conferences, trade fairs, exhibitions, online networking sites, etc. In other words, start networking with people that are in the same type of business or niche that you are in. This way, you will have instant credibility if you communicate properly – as well as learn to listen to the other person as well.

People love to talk about themselves and their successes. This gives you a lot of “data” to use when building that coveted relationship with them.

And remember, the first time you meet someone, pay close attention to their appearance, body language, and demeanor.  This allows you to adjust your own posture to make the other people feel more comfortable and not over or underwhelmed by you.


FOLLOWING UP

As humans, we all have a tendency to lose focus on things and people that just do not appeal or interest us.

This is something you should never do.

You see, Networking is more about the followup than the initial contact. You have to stay in touch with your new social and networking contacts immediately because most people are always on the go or very busy.

Staying in touch is not hard, as a simple email or text message will do. Just avoid spamming and knowing when to stop your followup and communication.  This keeps you from being labeled as a pest, pushy or spammer.

There are several things you can and others that you should not do when following up with new Social Networking Contacts.

Try to followup within the nest24 hours.  This can be via email, text, social media or phone call.  If you can actually establish the best way to follow up or even communicate with your new contacts – ask them at the end of your initial meeting or discussion.

 

IN SUMMARY

Making Social Networking a strength and priority of yours can dramatically increase your social following and help make you and your business more prosperous.

The more you can increase your circle of influence and social contacts, the better your network will grow and help you achieve your business and personal goals.

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How You Live a Prosperous Life

By Randy Gage in Success, Prosperity.

What if you weren’t born in a rich family, don’t possess a genius IQ, or have the right social circle or degrees?  How do you create a prosperous life?

The surprising truth is, you don’t need any of those things to live a prosperous life.  Because a prosperous life is simply a collection of many prosperous days that you live one day at a time.  So how do you do that?

Here are some of the things that work for me:

-RG

Leo: May 7, 2019 at 6:08 pm

Hello! Great post! Thank you RG

Hola Randy! Tu eres próspero y yo aprendo mucho de lo que compartes! Gracias!

Randy Gage: May 7, 2019 at 7:06 pm

Gracias amigo mío, me alegro de poder compartir el viaje.

Hey mate… As usual awesome!

Gulbegim: May 7, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Hello, Mr. Gage. Thank you for sharing your good thoughts.

Tibor: May 7, 2019 at 9:19 pm

Hello Randy! Thank you for your all post, and books (from Hungary)

Scarcity mindset is the problem.

We don’t have enough money for everyone, we have A LOT MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR EVERYONE.

And this is just apply on everything. Scarcity is a non-existent thing on this planet, despite the effort of the politicians, who hammering you with the opposite, in order to stay a sheep (or stay asleep).

It is all a big-big lie.

If you mind thinks there is not enough resources, it is not going to take effort to figuring out how to use those things to achieve prosperity. Not even going to notice it. And this is how you stay poor.

And this is apply on the whole universe, not just on this planet.

It is funny how people are talking about meteorite impacts, what can doom the earth. What if a 100lbs gold or diamond ball just slamming on the ground at your backyard with a note on it from God, which says “Merry Christmas”?

Depressions don’t change the demand. When the depression hit, there going to be a huge demand for cheap stuffs, used cars, etc. You can be a billionaire in the middle of the depression by producing those stuff.

People staring at a hill of gold and saying: poverty.

Let me say it in my language: helló!

Hello Randy – have a great day!

Hello …. “Smile it looks good on YOU”

Bob: May 8, 2019 at 7:15 am

I read every one of your posts. They’re all great – but this one is my All Time Favorite. Thank you!

12 thoughts on “How You Live a Prosperous Life

Scarcity mindset is the problem.

We don’t have enough money for everyone, we have A LOT MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR EVERYONE.

And this is just apply on everything. Scarcity is a non-existent thing on this planet, despite the effort of the politicians, who hammering you with the opposite, in order to stay a sheep (or stay asleep).

It is all a big-big lie.

If you mind thinks there is not enough resources, it is not going to take effort to figuring out how to use those things to achieve prosperity. Not even going to notice it. And this is how you stay poor.

And this is apply on the whole universe, not just on this planet.

It is funny how people are talking about meteorite impacts, what can doom the earth. What if a 100lbs gold or diamond ball just slamming on the ground at your backyard with a note on it from God, which says “Merry Christmas”?

Depressions don’t change the demand. When the depression hit, there going to be a huge demand for cheap stuffs, used cars, etc. You can be a billionaire in the middle of the depression by producing those stuff.

People staring at a hill of gold and saying: poverty.

Let me say it in my language: helló!

This content was originally published here.

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Time Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs You Need To Know and Start Implementing Right Away

Being an entrepreneur entails many professional and personal traits – all based on time management strategies for entrepreneurs. It takes a lot to be able to launch, execute, grow, and scale a business.

As a result, entrepreneurs have to be extra careful with every decision, and being able to manage their time correctly is an invaluable skill.

The Top Four Time Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs

1. Break Down Your Business (and Personal) Activities Into Simple Opportunities

Stop thinking of all the problems you are facing as things holding you back.  One should now think of such problems as “opportunities” that you need to engage in with an aggressive effort once and for all.

This strategy requires a lot more effort including adjusting your mindset. But  when you start to realize that your problems are all based on your current mindset – you will see most, if not all of your opportunities being handled and going away.

Dealing with the real opportunity – and not thinking about the “symptoms of the opportunity”, you can begin the process of breaking down such opportunity into smaller steps to achieve the desired results.

You see, you need to start engaging the opportunity head on and find the real root of the opportunity. Stop thinking so much about the symptoms of the opportunity…

Therefore, improving your time management skills and altering your mindset are the first part of these four time management strategies for you as a successful entrepreneur.

2. Complete And Utilize A Prioritization Schedule

We all try to complete everything that we set out to do – daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.

However, what actually happens is in the end, one really ends up spinning the wheels trying to complete a little of this – and a little of that…never really achieving everything one set out to accomplish anyway.

There are all kinds of “Mind Set” ways of planning and accomplishing one’s goals.

But, in the end – it all boils down to finding what is the most important outcomes desired, working to achieve the most desirable results only.

This all boils down to PRIORITIZATION.

You may ask, ok… but how?

The preferred method I am introducing to you requires 4 steps that you have to take to maximize your efforts and results in the most timely and efficient way.  Prioritize and complete your efforts in the following order:

#1 URGENT AND MOST IMPORTANT TASKS

#2 IMPORTANT TASKS BUT NOT MOST URGENT

#3 URGENT TASKS THAT ARE NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT

#4 TASKS THAT ARE NEITHER IMPORTANT NOT URGENT AT ALL

* URGENT Tasks are those that are probably overdue or due very soon – and they require your immediate attention where dire consequences will happen. Urgent Tasks also will

* IMPORTANT Tasks are those that will have an effect on other things or people if they are not completed. Important tasks are also those that actually depend on other tasks to get to completion.

3. Get Some Wins – Start With A Simple Task

Many people are on the fast track to failure because they feel defeated when things they try do not work out…

One then gives up and begin to feel that they don’t have a chance for success. This leads to a high level of de-motivation each and every day, week and month.

We all want to feel good about ourselves. The best way to feel this way is to achieve some level of success – small or large.

Thus, the best way to start “winning” and have some success is by starting out small with some simple tasks each day – to get you started on the right an positive path.

Your daily, weekly and monthly productivity will jump into high gear when you start seeing some success.

And, once you start achieving some success, the harder and urgent tasks will be so much easier to achieve…leaving you feeling better about yourself and what you are trying to achieve.

4. Planning And Committing To A Long-Term Roadmap

Goal setting is a critical time management process leading one’s long term path to prosperity and financial success.

Long Term Goal Setting is mandatory…

These goals actually provide important data allowing one to accurately measure if they are really on track towards meeting goals.

There is no doubt that Planning – a repetitive task – can drag you away from your day-to-day activities.

However, creating a long-term plan allows you to better focus on your goals. It also helps you decide whether any new tasks that come up, are in line with your goals.

When you write down tasks and responsibilities that are crucial to your success, you can now see and evaluate the expected results.  These results can be measured monthly.

In addition, preparing a long-term roadmap also provides you a clearer picture of your weekly availability to complete other non-important tasks and responsibilities.

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The biggest secret to Blogging for Success lies in your ability to connect and turn as many of your visitors into qualified leads.

This may sound easy enough, but in reality – it takes a lot of time and determination from the blogger to get people overly interested in what you are writing about.  Building this interest will lead to your viewers becoming those qualified leads that you will need to start blogging for success.

Now, if you are currently driving a lot of traffic to your blog (at least 1,000 visits each day), you already have some interest in your writing and your blog.

The goal now is to find the best way to convert your traffic into actual sales.

Remember, this traffic we are referring to comes from not only the organic traffic, but more importantly from your lead generation.

As you are able to convert visitors into leads, the next step is to research and identify all your traffic sources and begin to qualify your traffic.

Here’s the thing, I see a lot of “bloggers” and basic website content writers doing whatever to get a lot of traffic to their blog and pages.  Yes, the numbers and analytics look good.  But, in reality, what good is all that traffic if they are not interested in what you are feeding them and they just “bounce” right off your site anyway.

These random visitors from such un-targeted traffic and irrelevant traffic are not going to convert no matter what you do…

Therefore, one of your secrets is to start carefully looking at all your traffic sources.  Google Analytics works great as well as some WordPress Plugins.

Take a look at our Google Analytics report.  First, you see that we have a very low bounce rate which means that our targeted traffic is actually viewing more than one page when they get to our site.

The average person is staying on our blog and site for almost 5.5 minutes…and this is a new blog post that I sent traffic to – mainly from Social Media.

We also are getting a lot of organic traffic from to our home page and some blog posts since we are actually trending on the 1st page of Google!

The main blogging secret is finding a way to get new visitors to stay on your site, as well as to keep your targeted and regular visitors to keep coming back.

Take a look at our Google Analytics report. First, you see that we have a very low bounce rate which means that our targeted traffic is actually viewing more than one page when they get to our site.

The average person is staying on our blog and site for almost 5.5 minutes…and this is a new blog post that I sent traffic to – mainly from Social Media.

We also are getting a lot of organic traffic from to our home page and some blog posts since we are actually trending on the 1st page of Google!

The main blogging secret is finding a way to get new visitors to stay on your site, as well as to keep your targeted and regular visitors to keep coming back.

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Building an optimal business model that can lead to a prosperous lifestyle…

It all starts with one major marketing strategy and business principle…

Gaining Repeat Business and Customers!

Once you find something that works and is duplicable, you can really start building a sustained business and optimal income stature.  The same is so when you get customers – you need to find the best way to get them to keep coming back.

For example, look at successful businesses like Walmart, McDonald’s, Apple and what was once Sears.  All of these businesses have (and in the case of Sears) – found ways to get their customers to keep coming back over and over again.

These customers came back even with such businesses not spending a ton of money on advertising.

The reason for such sustained success is based on repeat business and repeat customers.

Here’s the main focus – these businesses actually rely on repeat customers for most of their profitable results.

This same principle applies to anyone desiring to create the most optimal business model for a prosperous lifestyle – getting repeat business without spending a ton on advertising.

Here’s a fact…

It is much easier and less expensive to build your business through current and repeat customers.

You need to build a positive relationship with your customers which gives them a reason to come back.

These important customers, according to Wikipedia, are also known as your Customer Base.

They are the main part of your business and should always be a major target and focus of all your marketing strategies.

Think about this, don’t you think it is easier to sell to customers already on your list – than it is to market to people that know nothing about you?

The most viable strategy you can do to build your business, in addition to sustaining profitability – is to sell to your regular and repeat customers over and over again.

But, here’s the thing…there is absolutely nothing wrong with marketing for new customers.  But, it is imperative that you continue “feeding” your bread winning customers with reasons to keep coming back and buying more.

Your regular and repeat customers are really where your optimal business model can build that prosperous lifestyle. Again, it is so much easier to get sales from customers and people that already know you, what your business is about – and they trust you.

This is the Optimal Business Model for A Prosperous Lifestyle

And, having these repeat customers on some type of a mailing or subscriber’s list is the way to your success.  Each customer on your list is almost a guaranteed sale or profit each month – if marketed to correctly.

You can’t just market offers each month neither.  You have to provide value to your repeat customers all the time. This value is not always in promoted offers, discounts and more.

The value we are referring to includes just good and viable information, tips, and training.  You should never just promote offers over and over.

Customers don’t like to be sold to.  They want to feel in charge of any buying decision.

Make sure you check out our other blog posts as well as other valuable information on this site about building the optimal business model. Also, check out our Recommendations Page for awesome materials and training geared towards building a prosperous lifestyle.

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For products that are not my own - I usually purchase the products before I start a review or provide a recommendation. In addition, some product vendors provide me direct access to their products in order for me to properly complete my reviews. However, I absolutely DO NOT make any promises to them regarding the results of my tests or what I will write in my review.

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I’m asked quite often “what exactly is Affiliate Marketing?” and “Does this Affiliate Marketing thing really work?” Before I answer people, I always ask them how long they have been online, do they have a “mailing list” and a “buyer’s list”, and do they have targeted Social Media accounts for the types of products they will be affiliated with. Let’s explain just what Affiliate Marketing is… Affiliate Marketing, according to Wikipedia

“Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.”

So, as an affiliate(you), you are promoting someone else’s products to your lists, social media or any other marketing source – for a commission. Here’s the thing…one of the best benefits of Affiliate Marketing is that anyone can actually get started right away.  That’s right, you can actually get started literally within minutes of gaining access to affiliate products to promote. You DO NOT need a product. You DO NOT need a website – initially, that is. But, here is the one big mistake that many people new to affiliate marketing make...they fail to spend the right amount of time and give the right amount of effort into actually targeting their promoted product’s campaigns. In addition, another major stumbling block is new affiliates fail to understand the power of “enhancing” promoted products before actually promoting said products.  That is, new affiliates have a tendency to just blindly send out an affiliate link – hoping that people will see and click their affiliate links. So, with all this being said – we are back to the initial question, Does Affiliate Marketing Work? The absolute short answer is… YES!!! What you do need to know though, is what types of products (and niches) you want to promote to your list (if you have one) and your traffic sources.

(Looking for a shortcut and a complete Affiliate Marketing and Training Program to get started fast – the right way? We recommend Brett’s Circle – a proven Marketing and Training Program to get you started fast with Affiliate Marketing, and Product Creation as well.) Moving forward, all you need is access and approval to promote a vendor’s products/services.  Most people look at Affiliate Marketing as promoting various Internet Marketing, or digital products.  However, you can promote – and make a good income – from non-digital products as well. But, if you don’t know what you are doing, or get involved with the wrong products, you will do nothing but piss off your viewers – and NOT make any money at all.  That’s why I highly recommend Brett’s Circle for all your Affiliate Marketing Training – and much more.

Now, once you have an idea about Affiliate Marketing and how to get started, you can begin to promote some of the top and most recognized non-digital products including items from:

  • Brick and Mortar Companies
  • Food and Beverage
  • Shoes, clothing, etc.
  • Cellular phones and accessories
  • and much more

You can find just about any niche specific product to promote on some very good product networks, including Amazon, Clickbank, JVZoo, eBay, Shareasale, and others.

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Welcome to our Blog!   Ready for a Prosperous Lifestyle…

This is our first posting – and is an introduction to why we created this blog and what we can do for our viewers.

There is absolutely no reason why you – or anyone else – can’t Earn More, Live More, and Be More!

Making a Prosperous Lifestyle is attainable for anyone – if you put your foot down and start making the necessary changes in and around your lifestyle. Doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results – is the classic example of insanity.

To avoid having classic insanity in your lifestyle, the biggest thing I tell people almost daily is that you need to start surrounding yourself with Positive People and Positive Things.

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Take a second and think about it…people that are upset, depressed and negative, want to bring their misery to those around them.  It is up to you to see through all of that negativity and bring positive people and situations around you all the time.

Eliminating negativity and setting positive goals is your first step in getting ready for A Prosperous Lifestyle.

Everyone, regardless of economic status – wants to be prosperous and live a good and financially healthy lifestyle.  This could come in the form of retirement, owning a business, or other positive means.

Most people just fail to actually realize everything that is actually possible for them – including owning a business, making money online, or even being successful overall.

For business owners, having growth and financial success leads to a much more prosperous situation at home and in the business. However, most people just don’t take the time to plan and actually go out and do the things needed to be successful. Many of us just procrastinate and continue dreaming about what could be – rather than what will be.

This website and blog present a world of information, solutions, training and more to get you on track and ready for a prosperous lifestyle.

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