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3 Video Marketing Mistakes That REPEL Clients

3 Video Marketing Mistakes That REPEL Clients

I'm SUPER excited to see small business owners starting to use video in their social media marketing strategy...

BUT! There's 3 things that are driving me CRAZY that I need you to make sure you're NOT doing in your videos...

---> If you ARE doing these things, people WON'T WANT TO WATCH YOU! <--

Let me show you what I mean really quickly...

 

Watch the quick-clip above!

 

Now get out there and start practicing your video skills...you're going to need them when the internet shifts to nearly ALL VIDEO as a way to communicate online!!

Blessings,

Erin Cook - Creator, Video Smart Start

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How To Deal With Judgmental People

How To Deal With Judgmental People

Is there a certain someone who always seems to be passing out snarky remarks and negative comments?

Have you had times when you’re so enthusiastic about doing something and everyone else supports you...except this one person who just loves to ruin everything?

If you’re tired of judgmental people bringing you down and crushing your goals, this blog post is for you!

I dealt with a certain someone for over 20 years before finally figuring out how to totally ignore his perpetual crappy attitude. And now, I want to teach you the steps that you need to know in order to deal with judgmental people.

These things will put you into perspective and will help you crush your dreams and goals in a GOOD way, rather than allowing them to crush it FOR you.

WHY ARE PEOPLE JUDGMENTAL?

Maybe you already know this, but we really need to gain perspective when it comes to dealing with judgmental people.

Those who are always giving you...

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Living With Less And Decluttering - Unexpected Benefits!

Living With Less And Decluttering

Living with less and decluttering sounds a little scary, right? It feels like we’re taking something away and depriving ourselves with things that we’re supposed to have.

I used to someone who was scared to death of living with less AND decluttering. But now, I couldn’t be  happier after consistently pursuing it in my own life!

I even found a way to leave the job that I HATED (in spite of earning way more than I’m earning now) to find joy and freedom by simplifying my life, living with less and, yes, decluttering.

And not only that, but implementing simpler living has also led me to many other incredible benefits - which I’m sure you will also enjoy once you learn this process...

So let me share this with you!

If you’re like me, you may have struggled with figuring out how to be happy with less money or maybe you want to do a job that you love for less money...that was my situation after...

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How to Make Chores Easier - A Real System!

How To Make Chores Easier

Can't figure out how to make chores easier? If you’re like me then you’ve probably watched 1,000 "cleaning hack" videos:

"How to do laundry faster", "How to clean your bathroom with ease"... and the list goes on.

And as we watch it, we feel like we’ve just found out something that will make our life easier. But truth is, it usually doesn’t make our lives EASIER...it just gives us a "different" way of doing something, right?

So after much trial and error, I finally figured out my own system of making chores easier that works for me and I want to share it with YOU!

If you’ve watched those "hack videos", too, I want you to know that this is TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

No matter who you are, whether you’re a work at home mom, single dad or anyone in between, this system could definitely help you as well - just follow the steps!

The 5-Step System To Make Chores Easier

STEP 1: WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM?

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Stop Being A People Pleaser

Stop Being A People Pleaser

How do you stop being a people pleaser when it’s easier to say "yes" to everyone instead of disappointing them... even if it means compromising yourself, your family and your goals?

Are you like I was? Wanting to please everybody all the time?

I think it’s safe to assume that you can relate and that’s why you’re here. And I’m here to tell you how to stop being a "people pleaser" and start living your life on YOUR terms!

Before we get onto the steps, we need to ask ourselves these questions:

  • Why do you want to please people?
  • Why do you want to avoid confrontation?
  • Why are you sacrificing your time and energy when you really don't want to?

We're most likely doing it because we want people to like us and be friends with us. We don’t want them to "abandon" us by by taking away their friendship because we said "no", right?  If you're nodding your head "yes", then you’re...

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Minimalism And Children

 MINIMALISM AND CHILDREN

- Think it's impossible to simplify your life with family and children?

- Do you find it hard to get rid of the stuff that you don’t "use, love, or need"? Kids are always bringing stuff home, right?

- Do you feel like you sometimes can't even ENJOY life? 

Our life is cluttered with stuff.  So, a "simpler life" is something that’s very attractive for us - especially as parents. But often we feel overwhelmed with the idea of simplifiation because we fear it will be even that mjuch harder with kids.

But, before you fear the worst, I want you to see how I was able to simplify my life with 4 kids, 3 businesses AND a husband!

I KNOW how overwhelming it can feel!

Today, I am going to share with you 10 ACTIVITIES to help you introduce the idea of minimalism or simplification to your family. And once you see how UN-intimidating it can be, you'll be able to apply this to ANY area in your life that you are wanting to...

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HOW MUCH SLEEP IS OPTIMAL?

 How Much Sleep is Optimal?

Are you like me and feel SO "out of whack" when your sleep cycle is messed up?

How many hours do you usually sleep at night? Do you feel rested when you wake up? Or are you tired all day long?

For people like myself who have a history of PTSD and anxiety, we always have trouble sleeping. For me it’s been that way since I was 18 years old and it has gotten worse in some ways.

It REALLY escalated when I adopted my two children as newborns. Because I wasn’t used to losing more sleep by being pregnant, so when they came, all of a sudden I just wasn’t sleeping at all, it seemed.

That pattern really affected the way I functioned and hindered my ability to complete my to-do list in a clear manner. And because of that, I wanted to investigate more about how much sleep we actually need and what would happen if we didn't get that optimal amount.

When I started digging into the facts, what I learned scared me - FOR...

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Self Care for Mental Health

Self Care for Mental Health

Self-care for mental health is not about having a "mental illness" that you need to fix. It’s about taking care of your health and well-being by caring for YOU...someone that you most likely neglect...am I right?

Sadly, we’d often automatically resort to the idea that we don’t have time for ourselves because we are busy people. If you’re like me, you're running kids back and forth, here and there...making dinner, paying bills, getting groceries, cleaning toilets...and the list goes on.

But you know what I’ve learned? You can’t pour from an empty cup.

And I assume that the reason you're here is because you’re also struggling with that. You're neglecting yourself. You have needs that have to be taken care of and you can't sit on the back burner anymore.

It's time to take care of YOU!

Now, this isn’t gonna be a post about getting your hair or your nails done every day or having a spa day for...

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How to Simplify Your Life And Live Minimally

How To Simplify Your Life and Live Minimally

"Simplify your life and live minimally" – doesn’t that sound scary and perfect all at the same time?

If you’re someone who’s overwhelmed with your life and business - struggling to make things work all at the same time - feeling like you’re lost at handling things...well guess what? You’ve found the right blog post!

I know the reason you're here is because you want to make life more enjoyable and be able to spend time with people that matter in your life and with things that you love.

It may sound difficult but let me tell you that it’s achievable! This is what we’re going to talk about on this blog post and I encourage you to stick with me! You GOT this!

Simplifying sounds scary but we all know that "minimalism" is the new ideal lifestyle for many people, both "seasoned" and "new". When I say "minimalism", I’m not saying that you have to get rid of things that you love and leave...

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Dealing With Changes Positively

Dealing With Changes Positively, Not Negatively

Change is the most constant thing in this world and dealing with changes is often hard to do. Thinking about major life changes, whether if it’s good or not, is scary. It makes us feel all kinds of emotions. We can be stressed, anxious, fearful and oftentimes freak out even at the thought of it. Sometimes we’re left without any idea how to deal with it or where to even start.

Dealing with change is hard.

I’ve dealt with A LOT of changes in my life, and very recently as well.

(If you have experienced selling your home and at the same time your most lucrative business, then you know how that feels like. It’s not easy!)

It’s so uncomfortable and scary. But that’s life and I had to deal with it. Yet, instead of complaining and constantly talking about how frustrating it was for me, I decided to step up beyond my emotions and handle the situation with an even better perspective.

And this is why I...

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