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Heather Bond
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Just getting started or wanting to brush up on Google+ then check out this blog (and videos) from +martin shervington 
 
A Complete Guide to Google Plus. (10 VIDEOS and BLOG)
Just about everything you'll need to know...
#googleplustips   #learngoogleplus  
If you are looking for Google Plus for Business then you've found it! This is a complete user guide as you will find on Google+, with videos and blog.
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This is really useful.
Thank you for sharing +Brian Jensen and +Pauline Cabrera 
 
8 Superb Tips To Create An Interesting "About Page" For Your Blog

Wanna make a remarkable ABOUT PAGE?! Write an about page that sizzles! Here are some fantastic ways to show your readers how precious you are:

1. Tell what your blog is all about
2. Tell them about yourself 
3. Show yourself 
4. Share your story
5. Share your favorite or most popular posts
6. Add contact details
7. Include a call-to-action
8. Add extra fun stuff: can be fun facts about yourself / fave tools / quotes / photos of your office / testimonials/ awards

Read all: http://www.twelveskip.com/guide/blogging/1265/create-interesting-about-page

#aboutpage   #aboutus   #bloggingtips   #blogger  
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Thanks for sharing! ;)
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Thank you for the invitation +Mike Smith 
Hello everyone!
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Great, thanks +Heather Bond. Speak really soon.
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Good morning. Another beautiful day for taking action!
It could even be lying in the garden spending some time with your vision.
Make it count though. Make it memorable. You won't get to do today again!
Have a great Tuesday!
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Yesterday was a blur of busyness and belated celebrations (for my very special son's 18th birthday).
And the weather was very kind to us.
Today is back to focusing and writing and creating.

I hope you are chilling out in the sun and surrendering to the holiday and the chocolate 

Happy Easter everyone!
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It's been an interesting and busy day. That's what Thursdays are about I feel. The day when you can see if you are going to make it to the end of the week in the way you had planned!

Me? Almost!! There's a couple of things on that 'To-do' list still undone. Sigh!
How's your Thursday treating you?
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It's a beautiful. beautiful morning and today I say goodbye to a beautiful friend.
In the contrast of buds, baby birds and new life of spring I'll wish her farewell
I know she's sitting on one of those fluffy white clouds and playing scrabble with the angels :)

So I'm not online much today.
Have a beautiful, appreciative, life breathing day all. God bless
Cat Stevens - Morning has broken
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Wow so cute! My heartfelt condolences to the cutest bird.
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The Power of Putting on a Performance

I guess we've all had those days where we don’t feel up to par and yet there’s an important meeting, training or presentation to deliver. How do you respond?

Do you choose to let your client down by calling and letting them know that you just aren't up to the task or do you shift your state and perspective and go do it anyway?

Do you choose to turn up and apologise and make your excuses before you set to the task or do you act as if you’re perfectly fine and deliver from a state of ‘perfectly fine’

I decided to enter a charity run a couple of years ago and I saw myself taking on this ‘acting as if’ in a totally new light. I hadn't jogged or ran for over twenty years but decided I’d act as if this was a regular thing AND I’d act as if I enjoyed it.
There was a complete transformation in my experience of running. I felt alive, it was fun, it empowered me. And on the mornings where my body ached and I felt like I‘d left my head on the pillow I chose to think of the abused children I was doing this for and the difference this small effort on my part would make to their lives. So I ran. Reminding myself how healthy I was, how strong my muscles were and how effortless the running was becoming. And, the more I acted ‘as if’ the more effortless it became.

Just for clarity,..
 ‘Acting as if’ in Neuro Linguistic Programming is (a frame) about pretending you can do something  and pretending you have the belief that you can, until you truly hold the belief that you can. 
So in business you could ‘act as if’ you were a master at what you do by asking yourself..., in this situation what would a master (e.g. entrepreneur) do? 
Then take action while ‘acting as if’ you already hold the belief that you are a master.

You take on the behaviours, the attitude and the mindset and act as if this is true for you.
So if there is something you hear self saying you can’t do then ask yourself if I act ’as if’ I could do this what would it look, feel, and sound like? What would I believe and how would I behave in order to get the results of a master?

Moving Beyond
Acting as if helps move us to the next level and step beyond what we know. If we step into the unknown acting as if we do know, then we will take action and learn in the process. 

Choosing someone to model and acting as if you are them in situations where you’re uncertain of what to do can help you to keep moving forward, keep taking action using your perceptions of the beliefs, attitudes etc. of the person you’re modelling. 

So for our example of the entrepreneur, you might ask yourself, what would I do if I was Richard Branson?  And take action accordingly.

Other variations and uses of acting as if are:-
 to give yourself the opportunity of looking at situations/challenges from a different perspective by ‘playing devils advocate’ and imagining opposing views or how competitors or clients with objections may contribute.

To create a vision of something already being achieved and live as if you have already achieved it and watch reality catch up.

So in my running example I consistently saw myself crossing the finishing line after having run most of the way. In my mind I had achieved it and the running and training up until the race was just me catching up with what I knew.

The unconscious mind is a powerful tool.
 It doesn’t know the difference between what is visualised, what we choose to believe/imagine is true and reality. 

Creating a powerful vision and acting ‘as if’ by taking on beliefs and attitudes, mindsets and behaviours, etc, soon sees the unconscious accepting these as true and creating the reality around them.

‘Acting as if’ is such a powerful frame in so many situations and is an essential part of mastery and moving to the next level in what you do.

What are your thoughts on 'Acting as if'?

#business   #entrepreneur   #successtips   #NLP  

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Thank you so much +Mike Smith. I'm pleased you liked it. I'm heading off now. Night, night!
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Good Monday!

Why not start Monday with a clear positive intention for your day and for your week.
What's the one thing that would change everything this week and how can you move closer to making it happen?
Have an awesome week!
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Thank you +Rumiana Nikolova :)
I hope you r week is going well!
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E-business trainer and consultancy owner (http://www.takingyourbusinessonline.com ), who loves strategy, social media and internet marketing more than her dog (I really love my dog!!). Madly passionate about YOUR success.
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My mission is to help you embrace the digital revolution by making it work for you rather than you be driven by it. I help you embrace a mind-set and strategy for success online. I founded Excellence Addicts (http://www.excellenceaddicts.com/) with my business partner in 2006 as we had a shared vision of empowering people to be free, to live their best lives, authentically and with joy and passion. I folded that company finally in January 2012 ( 2years after his death) and embraced my own vision with Taking Your Business Online (www.takingyourbusinessonline.com). My chosen box of magic tricks consist of Digital media and internet marketing, my 20+ years IT and Leadership skills, training and teaching, writing,  business strategy, NLP, Time Line Therapy(tm), Hypnosis , coaching and the university of life:) I believe in people. I believe in the magic in people. I believe we all have within us the potential to be and do something great...to live our best life with passion, joy and love, irrespective of the outward appearances and circumstances. My passion is working with the humanness that is within us all. The stuff that stops us in our frailty of human conditioning. To remove the barriers we impose upon ourselves and to reveal the true spirit, the true vulnerability of the individual that ultimately results in personal power and strength - and authenticity in your engagement with the world.. I want to help you embrace life, the very essence of your reality. And to teach you to shape and form it to your dream, your vision, so that you achieve a freedom of being. Of being who you are, standing in your truth, expressing the essence of you as a person so that you attract the people who are perfect to help you fulfil your dream, your mission, your purpose, your leadership. This has never been easier than in the current digital revolution. I work with who you really are to help you shine to the world. Irrespective of where you are in your life, I truly believe you can create and live the life you have longed for...if you want it enough, are willing to make the changes, let go of your story, face the challenges and commit to achieving your dream. Certified International Trainer of NLP, NLP Coaching, Time Line Therapy® Techniques, Hypnosis. E-learning modules and mobile training modules available.
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I'm not very good at this and getting better...I'm persistent. I rarely give up. I ran a half marathon many years ago, and last year after 4 weeks training ran a 10K after 20 yrs of no running. I did a masters because it was faster than a degree (while working full time as an IT consultant and just after my son was born - pure madness). I can learn just about anything, turn it into the language of a 6 year old and teach it. I'm an amazing leader when I allow myself to be. I love technology - something it's taken me a life time of working with it to admit!. I love business, learning, practising and teaching! I'm Mastering Marketing Mastery! I am passionate about passing on what I know and helping others - why else did I learn it? And I'm a people person. I have survived a divorce and then losing everything - my partner died, my company folded, I came back to the UK with a suitcase and lived in 1 room with my laptop for a year (not so long ago). I'm a single parent and proud dog owner. And at last I'm on purpose and love who I am more than any other time in my life.
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  • Open University
    Post Graduat Diploma in Computing for Commerce and Industry
  • Open University
    Professional Diploma in Management (MBA)
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