How to Create Your Promotional Calendar (The New Year Planning Episode)

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#183  By Amy Porterfield

How to Create Your Promotional Calendar (The New Year Planning Episode)
Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:

Time to hit the ground running for your 2018 planning. And I mean starting TODAY.
This episode is meant to be your goal-setting workshop in a box—I’ve got everything you need to plan for 2018: How to do it, the questions to ask, and plenty of examples to inspire you to take action.
If you have felt like in the last year you are flying by the seat of your pants, or you have been frustrated with your promotions, or you have no idea how you’re going to make money NEXT YEAR, then it’s time to listen up and take action. [1:15]
By the way, the focus is on the first six months only, because you may want to repeat some of the success you saw in the first half of the year. I’m all about the rinse and repeat! Also: Opportunities will come your way, and I want you to have some flexibility in your planning for those.
Rules of Engagement Upfront:

I want you to take an entire day to do this process. I know, I know. No bellyaching. I don’t want you to feel rushed or pressured to get it done.
Pick a “special spot” to do this. If you want extra credit, book out a hotel room or a co-working space. If you’re going to do this at home, promise me you’ll send everyone away so you have the space to create, focus and think.
Don’t do this alone. Engage your virtual assistant or anyone on your team (either via Skype or fly them out!). I understand that you may be a “one-person show”—I encourage you to then find a friend or a peer that can be your sounding board.
Grab a whiteboard or a big sticky board. You’ll need a space to put your notes.
The freebie for this episode is EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED TO PLAN:

 

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You’ll hear me map out this entire process on the episode. Then, when you are ready to do your own plan, grab the step-by-step cheat sheet so you can work through this process for your own business.

 

With this worksheet, you’ll know exactly how to plan for your 2018.

 

Check Out These Highlights: On My Podcasts 

Why your “non-negotiables” are crucial to your business success. [9:48]
The power of “declaring your number” and why it can drive your entire success for the New Year. [11:54]
How to get clarity on the past so you can plan for the future. [13:32]
The metrics you should come to the table with. [14:15]
What to ask yourself when you calendar your big promotions—a.k.a “the fun stuff.” [18:43]
Ways to make money in the next six months (to help get those creative juices flowing!). [19:52]
Don’t make this one mistake when planning out your promotions! [27:38]
Why you need white space between promotions. [30:45]
How to not let FOMO take you down in your planning process. [34:58]

Links mentioned in this episode:

Episode #152: “How to Avoid FOMO in Your Biz & Make Better Decisions”
6 Month Dry Erase Calendar
My Fav: 2018 Wall Planner
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General Electric is cutting 1,100 jobs in the UK.

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General Electric is cutting 1,100 jobs in the UK.

 

GE intends to cut 1,100 jobs from its UK power business, mainly in Stafford and Rugby.
Elsewhere, one-third of the firm’s Swiss workforce and one-sixth of German workers are likely to be hit.

Globally, the American conglomerate is shedding 12,000 jobs from its power division as part of efforts to shave off $1bn (£747m) in costs and refocus on key businesses.

That’s about 18% of the unit, which was the company’s biggest at the end of last year, with sales of $26.8bn (£20bn).

The cuts are “necessary” for GE, the world’s largest maker of gas turbines, to “respond to the disruption in the power market”, according to GE Power head Russell Stokes.

• Share your thoughts: #GEJobCuts

Several companies have submitted questionable gender pay gap data to the government, the Financial Times reports. Of 306 companies that have disclosed their salary data so far, 15 reported numbers that are “statistically improbable and therefore almost certainly inaccurate”.

These firms, which all have more than 250 employees, reported that they pay their male and female staff exactly the same – with both a mean and median gender pay gap of zero.

Experts questioned the results, explaining that it’s highly unusual for companies of that size to have identical median and mean pay gaps.

Following the FT investigation, one of the companies – Hugo Boss – revised its figures from 0% to a mean of 32.6% and a median of 76.5%.

Ryanair’s pilots are threatening to go on strike in the run up to Christmas.

In Italy, the budget airline’s pilots have already voted to strike for four hours on  15th December; now their colleagues in Dublin are voting on whether to follow suit.

Pilots in Portugal have also voted in favour of industrial action, which is part of a push for unionisation. Ryanair sent a memo to captains and first officers in Dublin warning that their pay and conditions may be affected if they chose to vote in favour of a strike.

Storm Caroline has hit the UK, disrupting travel and forcing schools to close.

Scotland has been worst hit by the storm, with gusts reaching 116mph at the summit of Cairn Gorm mountain in the highlands.

Amber warnings relating to strong winds, snow and ice have been issued for certain areas of Scotland, while slightly less serious yellow warnings have been applied to other regions in Scotland and large parts of the UK. Met Office meteorologist John West told The Guardian that power cuts may occur in Scotland and large waves are expected around the coast.

Bitcoin has broken another record, surpassing $15,000 (£11,200) on Thursday morning.

At the time of writing, the price is hovering around £11,426, which is a mindblowing 1,905% higher than the £570 recorded this time last year.

The new price milestone comes as it was revealed nearly $64m (£47.8m) in bitcoin was stolen by hackers from Slovenian cryptocurrency mining marketplace NiceHash. There have been a number of high-profile hacks in the digital currency’s rocky past: in 2014, some 850,000 bitcoins were stolen from the now defunct Mt Gox bitcoin exchange. Worth £336m at the time, the haul would be worth £10.1bn in today’s money. • Share your thoughts: #Bitcoin14000

Idea of the Day: Not all employee praise is created equal, says author Jeff Haden. “You’re really smart!” seems like a great idea, but it praises innate abilities rather than effort. “The result of those messages is a fixed mindset:

We start to assume we are what we are,” Haden notes, citing research from Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck.

“By praising effort, you help create an environment where employees feel anything is possible – all they have to do is keep trying.”
Share your thoughts on all of today’s top stories in the comments.

— Emily Spaven / Share this using #DailyRundown

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Polaris Experience Center

Polaris Experience Center
Polaris was founded in the small Minnesota town of Roseau. Located just south of the Canadian border.

Roseau is home to one of the Polaris facilities that handle Snowmobile and ATV production, plastics manufacturing, aspects of engineering and product testing.

One of the main attractions in this community know for snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and hockey isn’t just a museum.

Instead, the 5,600-square-foot Polaris Experience Center is a self-guided tour, of sorts, through the history of the company that’s been an integral part of life in Roseau for more than 60 years.

From the second snowmobile ever made in 1956, to later innovations such as

ATV’s, Side by Side vehicles and motorcycles, it’s quite a ride.

Located in the Reed River Trading Co. building just north of the Polaris Roseau Plant, the Experience Center weaves product displays with lifelike exhibits, enlarged photographs and DVD presentations.–including a mini-theater to tell the company’s story

If you’re a Polaris enthusiast, then you owe it to yourself and your family to pay a visit to the Polaris Experience Center in Roseau.

While you are there, take a tour of the Polaris plant.

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The minute you arrive you will truly get a sense of the pride and passion that is Polaris.

Without question, it’s a very special place that is the home of a very special global company.

 

Coming Soon

Platform38 Competition To Be A Proud Owner Of

A Slingshot As Seen Above

Kangen How much do you know about Antioxidants

 

Kangen How much do you know about Antioxidants?
Take this little quiz to find out!

TRUE OR FALSE
Oxidation is extremely healthy for your cells.
Free Radicals kill your cells in order to replace their missing molecule.
Antioxidants are only found in fruits and vegetables.
Naturally-occurring antioxidants and synthetic antioxidants have the same health benefits.
All of those questions are FALSE!
Surprised? Keep reading!
Let’s take a deeper look at Antioxidants:

Why you need them in the first place, and how to choose the highest quality antioxidants for optimal health.

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Oxidation
Oxidation is a chemical reaction that happens all around you.

An apple turns brown; iron rusts; coal burns.

Oxidation occurs in your body due to a variety of factors – pollution, cigarette smoke, excessive alcohol, poor diet, etc.
These factors introduce oxygen to your cells and cause an atom to lose an electron.

Like all things in nature, the loss of balance can have problematic effects.

When a cell is oxidized, the best case scenario is for the cell to die – which isn’t as bad as it sounds!
Your body is a pro at replacing dead cells with new ones. The real problem arises if the cell is damaged by oxidation, but doesn’t die.

This damaged cell turns into what’s known as a Free Radical.
Free Radicals
Free Radicals may be tiny, but they can have a fiercely damaging effect on your body. These cells roam around your body in attack mode, looking for other cells to hijack so they can replace their missing parts.
Instead of killing other cells (which your body could easily replace), Free Radicals leave damaged cells in their wake.

This damage goes so deep that it even affects the cell’s DNA. Now the cell mutates, replicates, and spreads its faulty DNA.
This is how disease begins, and why it can spread so quickly throughout the body.

Antioxidants

 

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Enter the Super Hero of our story (and your health).

Antioxidants neutralize Free Radicals.

They work by donating an extra electron to oxidized molecules, so the handicapped molecules don’t have to steal one from healthy cells.

Now the cell is back to normal and operating as usual!
It’s no wonder scientists keep finding more and more health benefits of Antioxidants – they are Nature’s way of STOPPING diseased cells before they spread!
Nature has given us many different sources of antioxidants: Beans, fruits, vegetables, nuts, tea leaves, cocoa, and more. But not all antioxidants are created equal, and some are much stronger than others.
The stronger the antioxidant, the more oxygen it will reduce in your cells.

Unfortunately, many consumers try to skip corners by purchasing synthetic antioxidants or supplements that have a very low Antioxidant capacity, but the health benefits just aren’t there.


ORP Meter

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Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to measure and compare Antioxidants?
Good news – there is!
The strength of an antioxidant CAN be determined by its Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) level, and this level can be measured with an ORP meter.

A powerful antioxidant has a low or negative ORP level, which indicates that it has great ability to reduce oxidation.

A low ORP level indicates the antioxidant is strong enough to, for instance, reduce the corrosion of metal or the browning of an apple.
Would you like to see an ORP meter at work?

How about comparing the Antioxidants found in your favorite beverages?
You might be surprised at what you find!

Eye-Opening Kangen Water® Demonstration

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VERY INFORMATIVE

PRESENTATION OF KANGEN

 

 

You do not want to miss this!

 

See it for yourself – then let me know what you think!
To your health,

 

PS.
Remember : Change Nothing – Nothing Changes!

Kangen Water

 

 

I never looked back


There was once a time where you left school and got a job for life. These days,

many of us move around from post to post in the same industry, while others

change careers completely. Five people who took the plunge and tried something new share their stories

 

From Courtroom To Kitchen

IMG_0565Nisha Katona is the brains behind the “twisted Indian” eatery Mowgli Street Food, which has four branches.
The 47-year-old spent 20 years as a family and child protection barrister before opening her first restaurant on Bold Street, Liverpool, in 2014.
She had spent years building her passion for food before quitting her day job.
“I was working as a barrister and all the while I was teaching other lawyers and judges about cooking at my home and our local farm shop kitchen.
“I started a YouTube channel as I am evangelical about how simple and healthy Indian food is and how different eating at home is to what we see in the curry houses.”

 

Karen Beddow Qualified Litigation Lawyer Found Her Passion For Travel

The Key 🔑 To A Balanced Family Life

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Karen Beddow felt she was sacrificing time with her young family while working 12-hour days as a property litigation lawyer.
She now runs a family travel blog from her home in Wirral, Merseyside.
“As well as being a lawyer I sat on two boards – one as a non-executive director of a housing company and as chairman of the trustee board at a care home,” she said.
“There was one particular day where I went to the office at 7.30am, spent my lunch hour on an hour-long phone call, and ran out the office at 7pm to get to a board meeting.
“I got home at 9pm and was still making dinner at 9.30pm. I then sat down and wrote three blog posts, just because that’s what I loved doing and how I switched off, odd as that sounds.”

 

IT’ S TIME FOR A NEW JOB

 

Universal Peace Federation

 

Robin Marsh

UK-Secretary General

Setting the scene for

Rosa Ferdinando and the opportunity to Present the

awareness For Peace in Sudan

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http://www.uk-upf.org

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Dell Gibson

Platform38 invited to attend the event that highlights the members who work behind the scenes

negotiating with world leaders at parliamentary and government official status

The true values of humanity

Love ❤️ Peace assistance to engage dialogue with re-establishing harmony between communities within their own country’s borders

This enables young aspiring leaders the platform to collaborate with the community and develop their potential to make a difference to empower others

 

Jody Dontje

Founder of The Help Nepal Appeal

 

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