Social Media Made Easy.

Social Media can be so stressful and fill us with overwhelm, dread and frustration. You think you need to be on all the major platforms and crank out daily content to succeed. There is so much to do, so many platforms.

Let me share 5 Tips to make social media easy without the stress and overwhelm.

  1. Choose ONE platform to begin. Stay with it daily until you see results. The platform you choose will depend on your business. If you are a dog sitter. Instagram may be the place for you. Lots of cute dog pictures to capture your ideal audience’s attention. Selling your book? Facebook may be the place for you, participate in lots of groups to promote your book. I usually recommend Facebook if you are just starting out. 1.5 BILLION people on Facebook. Your audience awaits.
  2. You gotta have a Plan. Have a daily and weekly plan of content. Schedule as much as you can ahead of time and reduce burnout. Cluster your content into themes each week or month. Be consistent. Having a plan will make it easy to get it all done.
  3. Have a system for posts. Are you using Canva, Relay That, Word Swag, etc. to easily make posts? There are a lot more apps out there you can use. Keep it simple. Use a template(s). Use your brand colors. Use variety in your posts (image, video, live stream, memes, gifs, etc.) Create a system that works for you.
  4. Create engaging posts. Ask questions, use Fill in the Blanks, create polls, post articles, do caption contests, etc. Check your Insights to see what type of posts work best. The posts with lots of engagement, do more of that.
  5. Use curated content. Share your friend’s stuff, share Thank you’s, share guest blogs, share influencers posts and share any mention of you by someone else.

There is the 5 Tips  to make Social Media easier and to take less time.

As always, if you have any questions about these tips or social media in general, just email me your questions and I will answer. Not a Bot, but the real me!

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The Baseball Short Story Anthology

So excited to join Connie Regan Green in her new book The Baseball Short Story Anthology.
My husband, Phil London and I contributed a short baseball story in the book. It's a fun book! You can buy the eBook or a paperback version. You can purchase either here:

eBook

Paperback

5 Ways to Fix Negative Thinking Habits!

Negative thinking stops us from achieving the goals and dreams we have for life. Here are 5 Ways to Fix Negative Thinking!

1.     Admit to Yourself That You Have Negative Thoughts

  • If you cannot admit to yourself that your mind is filled with negativity, then you cannot make necessary changes that will fill your mind with positive thoughts.
  • This is the absolute first and essential step.
  • Jot down a negative thought when it comes to you and replace it with a positive one

2.     Stop and Think

  • When those thoughts pop into your head, stop and think about why a negative thought is necessary.
  • This will cause you to be more in touch with thinking the right things as old habits become “ridiculous” after you created a habit to better your thinking.

3.     Listen/Read Positive Things

  • Your mind needs to be exercised daily so that it can form new habits. When you read and listen to positive things and people, you start to feel the need to make changes that will benefit you.

4.     Surround Yourself with Positive People

  • People that surround themselves with happy people are happier. If you find yourself in a situation to where you have a lot of negativity surrounding you…
  • Don’t be afraid to speak up and express your concerns about certain behaviors
  • Be a positive influence with your words because you may encourage a change in behavior for others

5.     Seek Therapy

  • If you can’t seem to get your mind in the right place, it may be time for you to seek professional help.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has helped a lot of people overcome their mental battles.

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15 Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Marketing Ideas!

The Holidays are upon us and come fast and furious. Holiday Marketing is very important and you need to get started NOW! It’s a time to show your clients and customers that you care. It’s a great way to attract new clients, too.

Today, I share 15 “Ho-Ho-Ho” Holiday Marketing Ideas in the infographic below. Tomorrow, I will share with you 15 more Ways to have Holiday Marketing Success!

  1. Create a plan and a strategy for your Holiday Marketing! Know what you will do, where you will advertise and the budget you will need.
  2. Holiday Giveaways are very popular. Offer FREE programs or services or use coupons for discounts.
  3. Make a donation to a local Charity. Every year on December 31st, I run a Facebook Post saying I will contribute to the charity of your choice, for the first 5 people who respond. Every year, I get a new client that way and I get to contribute to causes my peeps prefer.
  4. There are lots of Holiday Craft Shows, Parties and Auctions. Set a table or booth to promote your business, offering Holiday discounts.
  5. Send Holiday cards and gifts early. Be the First!
  6. Market all over Facebook. Have a contest, best Holiday photo or worst Holiday photo. Have an Ugly Sweater photo contest. Post lots of feel good, warm and fuzzy Holiday images.
  7. Change your logo and social media covers to a Holiday theme temporarily.
  8. Launch a program with a Holiday theme. Send email with Holiday themes. Blog with Holiday themes.
  9. Give a Holiday themed digital gift. I give a Holiday Planner as a gift each year.
  10. Create a Holiday, video message and post on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.
  11. Collaborate with other business owners to have joint Holiday celebrations or sales.
  12. Create a Seasonal Google Adwords campaign.
  13. Give out your favorite Holiday recipes as a digital gift.
  14. Have a Holiday themed Facebook event or a Holiday Party on Facebook Live.
  15. Use Holiday Hashtags #HappyHolidays and create your own #BeBold

There are lots of ideas for Holiday Marketing. Share in the comments below, your ideas!

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Do YOU emotionally over eat? STOP getting FAT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do YOU emotionally over eat? Emotional overeating is when we use food (usually high fat, sugary, comfort foods) to stop uncomfortable feelings such as anger, fear, stress, sadness or loneliness. We turn to food for comfort not sustenance. To avoid negative emotions, we overeat. Researchers estimate 75% of overeating is due to emotions we don’t want to feel.

Emotional overeating can cause obesity and lead to a food addiction. Learning to solve problems and how to feel emotions and release them is key to prevent emotional overeating.

We need to find ways to experience feeling good, to feel less stress besides eating. Thankfully, there are many ways to do this.

Tips to stop emotional eating:

  1. Reduce the stress in your life.
  2. Be Conscious. What am I feeling? What am I truly feeling? Boredom, anger, lonely, etc.
  3. Meditate.
  4. Take a physical movement class (ZENgevity, Yoga, Zumba, Step, Tai Chi).
  5. Talk to a friend.
  6. Read a good book, look at a magazine.
  7. Play music. Dance around the house.
  8. Write a blog post.
  9. Keep a diary for your feelings.
  10. Create a Visual Journal for your feelings.
  11. Play a game with a friend or online.
  12. Take a walk or run.
  13. Do some housework.
  14. Paint a picture.
  15. Go out to the movies.

Lots of ways to distract ourselves from emotional eating. Next time we talk about ways to stop emotional eating with our food choices.

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