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Carol Lynn Rivera
Works at Rahvalor Interactive
Attended College of Mount Saint Vincent
Lived in Mahopac, NY
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STOP setting goals. STOP trying to be great.

No, seriously, stop it.

Today we talk with +Terry Lancaster whose book I recently read and whose in-real-life sense of humor is just as awesome, about why you need to cut it out with the whole "wanting awesomeness" thing and focus instead on just being BETTER.

A better version of yourself. A better business. Better health. And how do you do that?

* DON'T rely on motivation. In fact, forget about it entirely.

* DON'T set goals. Focus instead on actions.

* DO practice gratitude. Your life doesn't suck as much as you think.

* DO something. Anything. One thing. And then do it again.

It's an important message as we enter into "resolution season" and start making lofty promises to ourselves that we inevitably break. Skip the cycle of ambition and fatigue (or flat out failure). This year, don't be great. Just GET BETTER.
We talk to Terry Lancaster about how to build good habits for business, fitness and life by taking small, simple actions every day.
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Thanks Sheila! I've found Terry's advice to be very true in my own life!
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Good times with interviews! I took this week off from blogging and ended up in an interview with Nicholas Scalice for his blog.

This is a little bit of productivity mixed in with some thoughts on marketing. There was only one question he asked that didn't make it to the final cut because I didn't have a good answer.... and that's what my favorite marketing book is. I have a few and I'm so terrible at choosing favorites so let me know if you have an opinion!
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boa noite anjinho de DEUS
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Haven't read it yet but I KNOW it's awesome because everything Bryan does is awesome. Looking forward to getting my copy. GO get yours, too!
 
Ready. Set. Go!! My new book is available TODAY, grab #Shareology on @Amazon: http://amzn.to/1SlYHnn
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In today's podcast we talk about tomorrow... more specifically, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 7:49AM Eastern US when the New Horizons mission does its closest-ever flyby to Pluto. It's a historic moment that we're excited to witness. And that sparks a conversation about what it means to be successful and what it takes to get there. It sounds like a leap but trust me, we actually get to a point in less time than it took the New Horizons mission to get to Pluto.
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When +Ryan Hanley shows up on your podcast for the THIRD time you know you've made it in this world.

We're polishing up his brass nameplate and reserving his chair right now, but in the meantime be sure to listen as he drops knowledge bombs all over the place about content marketing, what it really means to provide stellar customer service and building up your super fans.

We're big Ryan superfans here, no question.
Today we talk to Ryan Hanley about content marketing and learn: why is content marketing
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And well you should! +Ryan Hanley, the Web.Search.Social mascot. Can't wait to see what you dress him in! ;-)
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Daydreaming can lead to clarity and choice can lead to inertia. Life is full of strange seeming contradictions! Read what +Sandy McDonald has to say on the matter and if you're waiting for your "ah-ha" moment, you won't find better inspiration.
There's a science behind why taking time out from the problems and issues of your life an inspire a light bulb moment of clarity.
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+Sandy McDonald, I LOVE your idioms! When you say things like: dealing with the "dross"/take up the "cudgels", you add an Aussie flavor to your writing that those of us like me and Carol Lynn find SO unique and appealing. I wish I could remember more of your Aussie words and phrases right now but ... old age prevails. The memory is the second thing to go. LOL!
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Let me tell you why producing free content is killing your business...

Let me tell you why free content is making your prospects unhappy...

Let me tell you why you need to stop chasing the carrot and focus on what works for you...

Better yet, let +Blair Glaser tell you because she does it brilliantly!

I'm so happy she agreed to take on this topic because it can only help YOU as you continue on your internet marketing journey. Thinking of pumping out another free webinar? Listen to this first. 
Free stuff is bad for business people who spend a lot of time and energy on free products or consultations and for the people who get the free stuff, too.
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Thanks to +Marie Segares for having me on her podcast to rant a bit about some of the things that I see wrong in the web and marketing world... namely, ways that developers and marketers can derail your plans by giving you bad info, shoehorning you into a "one size fits all" approach or just generally being less-than-great at what they do. 

We talk about stuff like...

* Do you need an ecommerce website or can you rely on a site like Etsy?

* Should you hire a pro or DIY?

* What kind of things do you need to think about, whichever path you take?

And lots of red flag goodness! 
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Thanks for sharing, +Carol Lynn Rivera, and for taking the time to talk us through the details so patiently. And thank you, +Melanie Kissell, for your kind words!
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Going to be joining +Wade Harman in just a few minutes. Catch you there!
 
The Epitome of Collaboration
This week I'll be joined in studio by not one, but two great bloggers,+Ralph M. Rivera and +Carol Lynn Rivera and I want to talk to them about collaboration and how a blogger can succeed with another blogger in the same space and why they would even want to.

Ralph and Carol Lynn are two of the best people I have found to talk to about this because when it comes to collaboration, they know how to cross the "T's" and dot the "i's".  Do you want to learn how to build a blogging community around you?  Guess what?  It can't be done by yourself.

Learn more about them here: http://websearchsocial.com

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The Relationship Manifesto is available for your pre -order today!  Grab your copy of how you can learn to be a hero to one individual at a time and capture the magic of social through one simple tip here: http://wade.tips/1Gi6Xz4

Sign up For Free Pinterest Webinar!
July 31st is the day I'll be doing a free Pinterest webinar that shows you how to capitalize on promoted pins without breaking the bank and spending all your savings but still getting the results you want.  Click here to sign up: http://www.wadeharman.com/pinterestwebinar

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You won't want to miss this one!

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Trust me, +Wade Harman, the pleasure was all mine! Carol Lynn and Ralph are two of the neatest and finest folks on the web. And their marketing prowess isn't too shabby, either! ;-)
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Don't we all love it when our fans and followers heap praise on us? And yet sometimes we need a reality check... that's what happens in today's podcast when a listener calls us out on our crankiness. And even though the topic of this podcast is "negative reviews", the point is to show you what a positive impact they can have on your business.
Don't get caught in the echo chamber of praise from fans. Pay attention to negative feedback because that's they only way you'll learn to improve.
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Today we talk serious GTD (Getting Things Done) - how it has changed our lives and how you can use it to help you, too. If you run around wondering how the heck to get out from behind the eight ball and have more time to do stuff - especially stuff you like - listen in and let us turn you into GTD converts, too.
Today we talk some serious GTD (Getting Things Done). It's a system taught by David Allen and it's worked wonders for us. We share the 5 steps (collect, clarify, organize, reflect, engage), some of our trip-ups and share what we've learned.
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Yeah, Mike. That Carol Lynn is an ace at editing! ;-)
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Stuck on a blog post? Can't think of what to say or just in a writing rut? Listen to +Sharon Hurley Hall who tells us, "If I’m stuck down a writing dead end, I’ll play around with creating quote graphics from one of my posts." That sounds like fun!

Read all her great tips for getting more done and having more fun.
Work doesn't have to be boring. Here's how Sharon Hurley Hall has fun and still has time to be a great writer.
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Introduction
Along with my husband and business partner Ralph, I own and operate Rahvalor Interactive, a web and creative services production studio. We have also developed the Web.Search.Social service line geared specifically toward helping small businesses market themselves online. I'm a digital marketer, content creator and consultant with a passion for teaching and helping customers grow their businesses. I love reading, writing, sun, Cuban food, wine and Ralph Rivera.
Education
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
    Psychology, Elementary Education, 1987 - 1991
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Gender
Female
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Married
Other names
Sampson, Maiden Name
Work
Occupation
Marketing, content marketing, writing
Employment
  • Rahvalor Interactive
    Project Manager, present
    I wear many hats from manager to developer. I build Wordpress sites, write marketing materials, run email campaigns, mange social communities and help my customers grow their businesses.
  • {Web.Search.Social}
    Editor, writer, present
    I run daily operations and write to help other business owners and marketers grow their businesses online. I also provide consulting and content creation services.
  • King of Kings School
    Teacher, Program Director, 1997 - 2001
  • Kiwi School
    Teacher, Program Director, 1991 - 1997
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Previously
Mahopac, NY - Middletown, NJ - Holmdel, NJ
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