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Gina Gaudio-Graves
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Introduction

Nurse, 3 children, 2 college, 1 out of college
Money to get out of debt and help kids in school
Send Out Cards
Ministry - cards to shut ins and hospital
Want to introduce it to churches

Perfect Day
Wake up thankful!
Be traveling
Work 2-3 hours
Walk
Joined health club
Visitation, ministry, visiting people in hospitals
Church homeless shelter - help financially to grow
Family time
Go out to eat
Movie
Visit friends
Quilt/Crafts

1-3 Years
Year 1 $:  $5000/month
Year 2 $:  $10,000/month
Year 3 $:  $30,000/month

Exercise:  Write story of your life 3 years from now.

Travel:  Islands, Bahamas, Around states
Once a month

Businesses
A business that helps people
Pampered Chef, type businesses
All has to do with home

Setting up classrooms to bring children to teach crafts and different activities - disabled children - place to learn in person/place

Why Are You Here?
To help others.

Legacy
Always there for them.

Where Do You Want To Be In 3-5 Years?


Kind of people you like helping more than others:
shut ins, disadvantaged

Kind of problem you love to solve more than any other:
Organizing
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Preview Trailer for our very own DU expert +Josef Mack . Sure hope you can catch the show on Monday at Noon Pacific. 
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Jane Gardner

Traffic & Lead Generation Discussion  - 
 
Hi Everyone, 
Did you know that your business page has to have 100 likes in order for you to access your Business Page Insights which shows the audience who is coming there and the posts they like best.? 
Well lets call this Facebook Business Page week and go like each others Business Page so you can get started on your analytics. 
So, my business page is https://www.facebook.com/thebusinessofathomebusiness  
Whats' yours in the comments and lets exchange likes!  +Virginia Parsons at Hangout Mentor, 
+Julie Wolf  at juliewolf.skype.expert
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come in and list your facebook business page here for likes. 
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Gina Gaudio-Graves
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Background
Retreat center 60 acres.  Workshops, events.  Our own work.
Psychotherapist

David:  Tai Chi, want to teach.  Seminars workshops down road.  Green homes.

1-3 Years
Be at retreat center full time
Doing workshops
Develop Retreat Center
Travelling
Working with people individually
Eating well, being healthy
Dream house on property

Money Per Month:  $20,000

$300/day ($9k month)

Perfect Day
Tai Chi in morning
No alarm clock
Meditation
Exercise
Outside doing projects at retreat center
Writing (2)
Read
Travel
Teaching Tai Chi
Volunteering
Lunch :)
Nap
Play with Cats
Design/build green homes

Harmonizing businesses/interests - bigger results
Lesson 6 in Motivation to Profit.  Identifying your ideal customer.

Vortex

Who you want to help the most?
What specific problems what you teach solve/fixes with biggest results?
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Jane Gardner

Traffic & Lead Generation Discussion  - 
 
Storytelling
* A must read on the new social media if you are planning your traffic strategy*
This has great story about marketing company that started a petition to create new law to ban pets from hot cars and because they picked a subject that is controversial and they did their social media correct - Storytelling - they got lots of free press for the business. 
As mentioned in my Googleplus post
Tell your Story Strategically
 this is gold information about marketing your business strategically now with Story and Knowing your Audience. A total save to my Collections. 
Of course in terms of story, l loved the  story about their Petplan campaign - a Petition to stop Pets in Cars! Ethics, controversial and actually changing laws! Who knew that is possible in advertising campaign. Love it! 
From Mark Traphagen ---
"Their campaign centered around news about the growing epidemic of pets deaths resulting from pets left unattended in cars. They knew this was natural linkbait for SEO and sharebait for social, but they wanted to go beyond relying on those two things. Their tactic is to “think big” — to dig into the story more deeply than anyone else.

For this campaign, they did extensive research and found out only fifteen states have laws about pets in cars. They now had a compelling story to tell. Actually, more than a story, they now had a cause that people could rally around.

Their next step in thinking big was the decision to initiate a federal petition, using the White House’s recent promise to give attention to any petition that collected at least 100,000 signatures. That was an ambitious goal, but for that very reason they knew the payoff could be huge. To get that level of response, they knew they needed to be everywhere."
A real gem and you should write a book about this for all business owners so it can help them make decisions on their marketing campaign!    
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Gina Gaudio-Graves
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Monetization Discussion  - 
 
If you're looking for an EASY way to get people signed up for Strategy Sessions, you've got to try this!
 
I am always looking for EASY ways of generating leads that don't require you to be a web design wizard to setup a new page of your site, and that can be implemented in a manner of seconds instead of days because time is MONEY!

If you're a Coach or Consultant, here's a SUPER simple way to start generating leads for Strategy Sessions immediately...

1)  Locate one of your recordings that you've gotten great feedback from in the past.

2)  Upload that recording to AudioAcrobat - http://abundancegroup.audioacrobat.com (they even have a free trial so you don't have to spend money to try this!)

3)  Inside of AudioAcrobat, setup an Audio Note.  This is a very simple page that has your audio embedded on it.  It has a WYSIWYG editor built in so ANYONE can make a great looking page!  You can even use one of their pre-built templates or create one of your own!

4)  Add a Contact Form on your page.  Put a call to action above it. Something like "If you'd like to apply this to YOUR business, fill in the form below to setup a 30-minute Complimentary Session!"

5)  Share your new page on social, in your email signature line, on your business card, and anywhere else where you might be connecting with prospects who want what you have to offer!

Here's an example of an Audio Note. 

http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/C5cm90VQ/

(Listen to the 1 hour training that's on it!  It's one of the best calls I've ever heard on the topic of getting more LEVERAGE for your business using the "8 Big Money Points of Leverage"!)

This tip is an example of another way to get LEVERAGE for your Coaching or Consulting business!  Join us for the 1-Day Virtual Master Class and get a TON more tips on adding more LEVERAGE to your business so you can get your life back!

-> http://www.joindu.com/lw
AudioAcrobat is easiest way to stream audio. Produce and publish great audio to your Web site and emails. Create your own online radio show. Record testimonials of your clients and customers. It is absolutely painless audio recording. Create audio with your telephone, PC microphone or uploading files. Simple and easy.
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Gina Gaudio-Graves
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MTP Hug Seat - 5/13/2015 - Judy Helm Wright
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Glad you could make it to the hug seat +Judy Helm Wright .  If I remember correctly, it was I that put you in contact with +Chiwah Slater .  i saw your profile and the connection was obvious.
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Trish Samson
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Hi M2P friends. I am just a few "likes" shy of my 100 mark on my Facebook page. Will you please take a moment and like my page? My Coastal Muse. https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Coastal-Muse/557682420963267?ref=hl   Thanks
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YOU'RE THERE +Trish Samson!!!!!
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Jane Gardner

Mindset Discussion  - 
 
 
I may want to talk about #Collections today but it may not be what you want to talk about!  :) 
Takeaway from +Directions University call today is to always remember that when you talk about a topic, is it really what your audience wants to know? 
When you write your blog post, article, ebook, sales page or course, does your audience want it?  
Do they really want to know about how awesome Collections are (they are .. i will write a post about their exciting potential ..sorry getting excited again) or do people want something else like +1;s comments, re-shares and ? from being on the Google Stream. 
If you don't realize what your audience's pain is, their desire or their want and talking about that pain, desire, want or need, you won't be able to start a conversation with them to develop the relationship. Then you can connect and get feedback on their wants and desires so you can provide the solution. 
Don't go out into Google stream with YOUR solution before finding out what your AUDIENCE really WANTS!    Yes, you do want to use Collections, they are awesome ( i know I am talking about Solutions again ).  :))   #copywriting   #collections   #mindset  
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The customer IS always right.  But they aren't always the right customer.
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Jane Gardner

Your Progress  - 
 
What progress did you make this weekend?
I work during the week with my husband so weekends are made for my biz. What little steps have you done to move towards the exchange of money for your product or service?
 Me, I learned a system to quickly brand some plr (private label rights) videos for a training to make them my own brand.  I identified the need to create an e-book and use keywords in the title of the book to attract others in order to create awareness for my higher-end training.  
Most importantly, I have determined to chunk my time into 1 to 2 hour chunks per project so each of the projects are moving forward.  
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Ron Harvey

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This is Important

You may have read how that having a goat diary is one of my life's goals.  Last night I heard about a dairy that is being given away in a contest. 
http://www.goatdairyessay.com/home.html

I am going to send an essay (200 words max) of why I am the perfect fit to continue the operations of this 20 acre operating farm, debt free. 

My essay is below.  I ask your opinions and input.  Thank you.

I was stacking wood in front of the manager’s house at the self-sustaining family farm in South Carolina where I lived for nine years.  He stepped out and told me “You’re in charge of the goats from now on”.  I said, “OK, show me the goats”.  For the next four years, I watched over 100 goats, about ½ meat and ½ milk goats.   Nothing ever came to me so naturally in all my life.  The joy (and heartache) of keeping this flock was almost intrinsic to my soul.  For years, I have told people that being a shepherd over a flock of goats is my second calling.  I was recently instructed to write down my goals in life.  Having a goat dairy farm is at the top of the list.

I feel I am the perfect fit to continue Humble Heart because I have the business experience to keep the operations economically viable and the marketing experience to increase the business.  Also, I am a chemist and I understand the principles and application of food security, but most importantly because I love goats as one of the most fascinating and delightful creations of God.
"It's for real," Paul Spell confirmed early this morning when asked if he is really giving away his goat farm and creamery to the winner of an essay contest.
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+Aline Boundy
thank you much.
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Join the Directions University "Motivation to Profit" Membership and get direction for your life and business! In this course, you'll learn how to: * Develop a Success Mindset that helps you manage your time and manifest your results * Make More Money by Focusing on a Smaller Audience * Create a "Traffic Vortes" and Profit Funnel that will effortlessly attract your ideal customers and turn them into Raving EVANGELISTS for your brand! * Create your online presence in a way that will dominate the search engines and get you more sales with less effort! * and MUCH more! Get started right now at: ---> http://www.askggg.com/mtp 2015 DU BREAK SCHEDULE: *Spring Break* - April 1st through April 12th *Summer Break* - July 1st through July 12th *Fall Break* - September 4 through September 13 *Winter Break* - December 23 through January 3, 2016 AND - a Special THANKS! to our Moderators here in the Community. Thank you Jane Gardner from http://www.TheBusinessOfAtHomeBusiness.com and Trish Samson from http://www.MyCoastalMuse.com.

Lynn Sanders

Discussion  - 
 
You're all invited to a very special online program this Thursday, 12:30-1:30 pm (CST) on my #DifferenceMakers  show.  I'm interviewing Dave Moore, Founder/Creator of HPT-Transformation & Regeneretics.  Topic:  Becoming the Person You Are Destined To Be!  See:  http://bit.ly/1F6Q74I
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My pleasure, +Jane Gardner.  Thanks for your tip about having business page "likes."
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Lynn Sanders

Introduce Yourself  - 
 
Hi Everyone!  I wanted to introduce myself and let you know how excited I am to be here with you.  There is so much I'd like to learn, and I'd be happy to be of support too.

After over 25 years in business -- as a professional writer, video producer, marketing, promoting, and recently a certified Strategic Attraction coach, I can relate to Tim's comments in the introductory call  about working hard but not achieving significant results.  I'm most interested in learning how to restructure my business to become more effective.  My mission is helping "difference makers" make a bigger difference in the world -- empowering, inspiring, and motivating them by telling their stories to bring more positivity into the world.  

This year, I've taken a big step forward towards one of my long-held dreams -- self-publishing an inspirational children's book.  It's the true story of the friendship between a man and bird that helped the Whooping Cranes survive.  "Dancing With Tex:  A Special Friendship" is currently undergoing caricature illustrations.  I'm looking for a sponsor who would like to get branded worldwide as an environmental activist and also passionate about empowering youth to persevere towards following their dreams.  (dancingwithTex.wordpress.com

Looking forward to connecting with you!  
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Thanks, +Jane Gardner .  Nice to meet you in this lovely community!
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I need your help PLEASE! I'm starting to produce my new Hangout Mentor Quick Tip Series. I hope you all find value. Please subscribe to my YouTUbe Channel so I can break 100 subscribers.  Here's the link to subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSy0Ef3egaOrxuhowbJhm8w?view_as=public
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+Lynn Sanders Yes you have. Thanks so much. Talk soon!
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Ron Harvey

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I hope Fritz is ok.  +Gina Gaudio-Graves 
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Ron Harvey

Mindset Discussion  - 
 
Hello all.  I missed a lot today.
Last night my computer decided to take an unscheduled vacation.
At last report is was headed south.
I would ask you all to pray that i can get it to come back soon.

Keeping a positive mindset about this has been very difficult.
Thank you for your assistance.
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+Jane Gardner
i'm going to do everything i can to make it happen.  thanks.
but i must admit, 30 min showers are too long for me.
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Jane Gardner

Mindset Discussion  - 
 
+Natalie Ledwell of Mindset Movies is on this program on POPTV. She is the creator of Mindset Movies and she's been a guest of DU Blogtalkradio show.  If you have access to POPTV in your area, this would be a great way to start the day with Ignite your Mind. Ignite your Passion. Ignite your Life. Ignite your World – join us and Wake Up!
 
I am happy to be a supporter of and adviser on Strategic Partnerships of Wake Up! TV. The new show debuts on Saturday, May 9th at 8am eastern on POP TV around the country.

Wake Up! bridges the information pathway from the specialized, online experts to the New Mainstream across America and around the world. Wake Up! is about creating an atmosphere where the people who are “wondering about” can meet the people who “know about”. 

Together we can start “being about” this new information! Created by +Adryenn Ashley  and +Lisa Marie, co-hosted by +Natalie Ledwell+Betsy Chasse, +Cindy Ertman  and +Zhena Muzyka, Wake Up! is your flame... 

Ignite your Mind. Ignite your Passion. Ignite your Life. Ignite your World – join us and Wake Up!

Find out how to watch the show on POP TV in your local area at:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152929612222983&set=o.835792169775415&type=1

+1, Share and Comment if YOU are ready to WAKE UP!

#ns   #wakeup  
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Gina Gaudio-Graves
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MTP Hug Seat - 5/6/2015 - Lynn Sanders
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Thanks for the opportunity, +Gina Gaudio-Graves and +Jack Humphrey.  Just returned from a trip and I'm catching up now.  Appreciate your wisdom.
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Allyn Cutts & Chip Cooper are the newest DU Faculty Members.  They're joining us TONIGHT at 8pm eastern to record their training that will become a lesson in MTP Program.  When we put the recording up in the next few days, it will also include a complete set of "Action Steps" to make it easier to apply!

While the LIVE session is open to the public, the replay is ONLY available to those who are already a member of Motivation to Profit or the DU Bachelors Program.

If you make it to the call LIVE so you can get your own questions answered, it would be a good thing to do!  Hope you can join us TONIGHT at:

-> http://www.joindu.com/ftcwebinar
 
DO NOT Let Your Bank Account Get Frozen!
I know that sounds harsh. This is NOT a scare tactic!

==> http://www.joindu.com/ftcwebinar 

If you've been following me for very long, you probably already know that I am a former attorney. And as a former attorney, here's one thing that I know...

In today's online business world, you do NOT want to leave legal issues to chance!

Unless you want to risk EVERYTHING -- your business, your house, your assets, your bank account, you MUST know what you're doing when it comes to legal issues and your business.

I know, this is a very serious topic...

...but this can directly impact your current online business.

Did you have any idea that your bank account can be frozen by the FTC for a single blog post or that you can be sued by publishing an outsourced ebook?

Spooky, right?

Well I'm afraid it's absolutely true!

Join us Tuesday, May 5 at 8pm eastern to get the facts of the legal landmines and secret "trap doors" involved with any kind of online business.

Register here:

==> http://www.joindu.com/ftcwebinar 

That's right...

Tuesday we'll have an attorney on our Weekly LIVE "Motivation to Pro'fit" Training. He's an EXPERT on Internet Law.

(In fact, that's all that he does).

In fact, this is SUCH an important topic and he's such a master at it that we've invited him to join Directions University as a Faculty Member!

Ordinarily, the MTP Training Webinars are reserved ONLY for those who have already paid to be a part of the coaching program. 

However, this is SUCH an important topic, that we decided to open the webinar up to ALL Directions University Subscribers, you included!

I guarantee you will be completely shocked at the seemingly "harmless" stuff that you may be doing right now...

...that can get you sued, fined, and even sent to prison by the FTC (yes, even if you have absolutely no idea that you're doing anything "wrong ").

Sign up here:

==> http://www.joindu.com/ftcwebinar 

If you transact any type of business on the internet -- even something as simple as publishing to Kindle...

...it's ESSENTIAL that you join us for this important training.
Protect Your Online Business (and your Bank Account!)
Tue, May 5, 8:00 PM
http://www.joindu.com/ftcwebinar

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I couldn't agree more +Jane Gardner!
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Jane Gardner

Introduce Yourself  - 
 
Hi everyone, I feel i should introduce myself again as I accidentally left this community when I graduated Bachelors thinking I wouldn't need you. I do! I missed you. 
For those who don't know me, I'm Jane Gardner and i've worked with my husband Brian (who is the structural engineer) in our home office for 17 years. I'm the office admin, web geek, technician in our business BUT i want Brian to retire as he is 60 this year.  So, I thought I would go out and assist others in creating their home business and I have been in Gina's world for about two and half years. Graduated Bachelors in December; i know my vortex story (which always changes) and just creating membership site and some content right now. 
Gina gave me one of my life-affirming moments when I took the CRG Assessment Workshop last year and found out my Personal Style and as my e-book will be called "Free to be me again."  So, I am grateful for finding out I can accept myself and be a better person for it. Who knew going out onto the internet can be life-changing! 
So I love to help so feel free to ask any questions here cause lets get going with moving forward! 
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Hi +Jane Gardner...
He passes the candle... 😉
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