Archive for March, 2012

How to Connect With Your Customers on Social Media

A common question that people have when they are learning about implementing social media into their business is:

How do I find where my customers are?

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This is a great question and there is really only one way to find out. You can spend time asking all of your customers where they spend time, but that can be time consuming. Time is our most valuable asset so we don’t want you wasting your time.

There is a shortcut to finding where your audience is right now and I’m going to share with you the easiest way to find this out.

As a small business owner, you should have a rolodex that has your entire customer database. Find your top 1,000 customers and prospects and take their email addresses from this rolodex. (No, you won’t be spamming them!)

Your next step is to create a brand new gmail account (they’re free) and to load all of these emails into your new gmail account. Your next step is to go to each of the social networks Facebook, Twitter, etc and sign up for them. It’s going to ask you if you’d like to find your friends using your address book, you are going to select gmail and count the number of people in your customer database that are on each service.

If your customers are already on Twitter, you should spend some time connecting with them on twitter. If they are on Facebook, but not on LinkedIn then you should spend more time on Facebook instead of LinkedIn.

The secret is to find where they already are and to make it convenient for them to communicate with you through these networks.

How are you making it easy for your customers to communicate with you?

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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How to Unlock More of Your Brain Power

Brain Power is something that we are constantly trying to improve.

It seems like a lot of the products that are being released are out there to help you think faster, improve your memory, comprehend information better and to truly unleash your brain’s full potential.

Do stupid things faster with more energy

Even signs like this are being sold on Amazon. (I laugh every time I see this)

More and more information is becoming available on how to unlock more of your brain power so I thought it would be a good idea to create a resource to help you improve your brain power.

Below is a list of things you can do to unlock more brain power:

  • Cultivate ambidexterity. You always brush your teeth and eat your food with the same hand. Take notice of this and switch it up.  You can also start juggling today which helps ambidexterity.
  • 5 Why’s. When stuck on projects, ask yourself 5 “Why’s”. This will help you to get more detailed on your answers and brings more of your childhood curiosity back into your life.
  • Think positive thoughts. You’re already thinking all day anyway, why not think positive thoughts?
  • Eat Brain Foods. You can learn about brain foods here and why you should start to incorporate them into your diet.
  • Listen to music. Music has a profound impact on your life and if you listen to the Baroque style of music and do work, your productivity will soar through the roof. Baroque music pulses between 50 to 80 beats per minute. Baroque music “stabilizes mental, physical and emotional rhythms,” according to Chris Boyd Brewer, “to attain a state of deep concentration and focus in which large amounts of content information can be processed and learned.”
  • Train Your Brain. When you take the time to train your brain, everything becomes possible.
  • Learn a foreign language. Learning a foreign language is one of the best things you can do to unlock more of your brain power. It will also make you more intelligent and a better communicator.
  • Start a blog. Learning to write has had a profound impact on the way I view the world. I never used to enjoy writing and now use it as a tool for personal growth and to share what I learn. You can learn to start a blog in 24 hours here.
  • Learn to speed read
  • Commit to lifelong learning. Never stop learning. If you can, try to learn something new every day.
  • Admit your problems out loud. I wrote a blog post all about my weaknesses to not only admit them to myself, but to free myself from these limiting beliefs I had about my weaknesses.
This is just a starting point to unlock more of your brain power. The more activities like these that you do, the more of your brain power you will be unlocking. 

Do you have any experiences that helped you unlock more of your brain power?

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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