Why You Need a Facebook Fan Page!

A question that often comes up regarding Facebook, is whether you must have a Facebook Fan (Business) Page when you already have a Facebook Profile. The answer is super short and sweet. Facebook’s terms of service forbid personal profiles from promoting, marketing, and advertising. That is what the Facebook Business page is for. You can promote, market and advertise on your Business (Fan) page and more.

*The names “Fan” page and “Business” page are interchangeable, it is the same thing, same page.

Page Insights

Facebook Pages have amazing (and getting better all the time) analytics that will help you get to know your audience better. You can use it to improve the information you provide based on what gets the best results according to real data instead of just basing it on likes and a guess.

Enables You to Build a Community

With a Facebook Page, you can build an active community of people who are interested in the content you provide because they believe it provides value to them. Their friends and family can see them like and comment on your page, which can attract even more people. When you have enough, you can create a group for your community to better facilitate discussion. We will talk about Facebook groups next time.

Improves SEO

By having a Facebook business page you are letting the world know that you have a real business. That, along with your website and other social media profiles all provide valuable backlinks to your website and information for your audience. Most people, even if they are not too keen on signing up for your email list, they will like your page on Facebook, giving you a chance to earn their trust, so they feel safe signing up for your email list.

Your Competition is Doing it

We all know we don’t want to copy other people. Yet, when it comes to business, the best place to open a successful business is across the street from a successful business just like yours. That’s where your audience is, that’s where you should be too.

Another Way to Get in Front of Customers

It takes from 7 to fourteen times for your audience to recognize your brand, feel as if they know, like, and trust you enough to open their wallets and pay for something. A Facebook page is yet another way to brand yourself and to get in front of your customers where they are.

You Can Run Advertisements

Currently, you cannot boost posts or run ads on your personal profile or via a group. But, you can with a page. Ads on Facebook can be very lucrative, offering an amazing return on investment. The reason is that their targeting is deep, and their prices are inexpensive.

Facebook Won’t Kick You Out

It is against Facebook’s terms of service to use your personal profile to market your goods and services other than within the confines of certain marketplaces. But on a Facebook Page, you can sell things right from the page if you want to.

Creating a Facebook Page for your business is an essential component of off-page SEO using social media. With your Facebook page, you get amazing insights into your audience’s demographics, that you were only guessing at before, and you can target your audience more succinctly with a page instead of trying to break the rules and doing it via your personal profile.

Find out more ways to use a Facebook Business page to grow a business. Join us at https://Facebook.com/groups/BeBoldlyBrilliant for lots of collective group ideas and inspirations.

Business Burnout! Look for these Signs…

Business Burnout is a very real problem, especially for solo-preneurs. Even though partnerships can have their ups and downs, at least you have someone to handle some of the stress and responsibility. Solo-preneurs are by themselves and feel the entire weight of their success on their lone shoulders. This large responsibility often leads these business owners to work 14+ hour days and lose track of what’s happening at home with their families. But is focusing so much attention on your business a wise decision?

No, not if you want to achieve a work/life balance that makes you and your family happy. Even if you’re single, making time for self-care and relaxation will improve your overall health and mental wellbeing. Let’s talk about the 5 signs to look for that indicate you might be headed toward a burnout.

  1. Insomnia. If your brain can’t shut down because you’re consumed with work, your sleep pattern will get disrupted, leaving you overtired, lacking energy, and lacking the mental energy to make wise business decisions.
  2. Procrastination. Do you cringe at the length of your daily to-do list? Did these tasks once excite you but now they make you want to crawl under a rock? Procrastination leads to missed deadlines and opportunities to promote your business.
  3. Tired or Fatigued. The human body is only capable of handling so much stress on limited sleep. Certainly, you’ve heard the phrase “burning the candle at both ends”? That’s what happens when you work yourself to the bone and don’t give your body and brain enough time to recover before starting another high-stress day.

At some point your body will want to give up, causing severe fatigue and other possible illnesses that will keep you out of your business.

  1. Changes in appetite. For some people, stress causes them to overeat; for others, stress reduces their appetites. Neither extreme is good for your body. For optimal health and mental clarity, take lunch breaks away from the desk and choose natural, healthy food choices instead of fast food items.
  2. Anxiety. High stress causes anxiety, which can cause crippling fear or other physical symptoms. Keep in mind: there’s a big difference between the anxiety you feel when stepping out of your comfort zone versus stress-induced anxiety that doesn’t seem to go away.

Think about this: as a solopreneur, if you are not physically able to run your business, what happens to it? Chances are, you’d have to close your doors and any streams of income you currently have will disappear. And, we don’t want that to happen!

Take care of your whole body, mind, and spirit. Take quiet time to relax. Get outdoors and breathe in some fresh air. Unplug for a whole weekend and live in the moment with your family. Reconnect with old friends. Start a hobby.

I discovered amazing changes in my own business and my mindset, once I started taking care of myself and living my life for me, not just my business.

I have lots of ideas for your Self-care and how to streamline your business. Join me every day this week, October 8-12 at 3 pm ET for the Facebook Live-inar in the Be Boldly Brilliant Facebook group.

Join us here: https://Facebook.com/groups/BeBoldlyBrilliant

There are so many choices for Self-Care. Let’s share them. Join the 5 Day Self-Care Challenge! Post a text, an image, a video or a Facebook Live of your Self-Care for the day. Post each day and be in the random drawing for a $20. Amazon gift card.

Do you know friends who need some TLC and Self-Care? Invite them to join us in the Challenge. https://Facebook.com/groups/BeBoldlyBrilliant

 

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.

Share with us on the Be Boldly Brilliant Facebook page what works for you. How do you stop emotional overeating?

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Stand Up! Stand Out! Find Your Voice!

What is your true voice? Do you have a burning passion? Do you have a message to share?

We ALL have a message to share. Some share it powerfully and profitably. Some will never share their message.

Fear, frustration or self-doubt can silence our message.

Let me share the ABCs of finding your true voice and sharing your message, using the whole self approach, your body, mind and soul.

Your voice is unique. It has a sound quality that is all your own, like a fingerprint. We have many thoughts and judgments about the physical sound our voice speaks. We need to find our strong, vital and lively voice tone (body) to be successful. Our voice is our power. Our voice expresses our thoughts, feelings and intentions (mind). Our voice shares our mission, our purpose in life and our experiences. The “Who” we are (soul). Discover your true voice.

Step A: Awareness. Ask yourself the tough questions.

Who am I, truly? What am I here for? What are my dreams, hopes and ambitions?

What have I done in my life that I am most proud of? What is the one thing that is most special about me? What is my message? Write out all of the answers. Take your time with this. If you feel too confused, ask for help (coach, counselor, friend).

The first step is to understand ourselves, become more aware and become conscious of our beliefs about who we are. You Find Your Voice. If we don’t know who we truly are, we will not attract people to our mission, our purpose or to our cause.

Step B: Belief System. Do you truly believe?

You now know who you truly are. You know what you believe. This step is to claim it. We may think and know our purpose, dreams and intentions, but do we really believe it? Do we have any doubt or fear? We can have a meaningful message, yet be too afraid to share it. Do you see yourself as someone who has something important to say? Is what you say valuable, purposeful and meaningful to you, to others? What you say becomes what you Stand Up for. You stand for your purpose, what you want out of life. Do you believe with your whole self? Mind, body and soul? 

Step C: Connection.

Next step, is to Stand Out. You know who you are, you fully and completely believe in your  message and now you need to put your mission into action. We claimed it with our belief, now we make it our own, make it real. How do you share your mission and make it real? By bringing others into your cause. Connecting with others by sharing your message, saying what you believe in and taking action will bring you success. When we find our voice and use it to speak our truth, to create our dreams and set our intentions into motion, we change the world.

This is the first 3 steps to our birthright. To complete our mission here on Earth. To find the courage and clarity we need to change this world. There is so much more to sharing our message, the practical as well as the magical. Let me share more with you, as we change the world. Join the Boldly Brilliant Facebook group (it’s free) at http://facebook.com/groups/beboldlybrilliant

You take your life into your own hands, and what happens- A terrible thing- no one to blame.Erica Jong

7 Super Smart Ways to Survive Perfectionism.

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Being a perfectionist stops your success.

In our competitive society, everyone wants to get ahead. Be the best, win the Super Bowl, score a perfect 10 and get that promotion are just a few ways we hear about perfection. How often have you heard “practice makes perfect?” There is an underlying belief that perfection can and should be obtained. And, society rewards perfectionists.

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The big problem is perfectionism causes anxiety disorders, depression and people can suffer health problems. Often, perfectionists feel self-critical, judge others disparagingly and never feel good enough about themselves (I got an A, not an A+). Perfectionists are plagued by guilt, shame and are often procrastinators (fear doing anything, less they are judged less than perfect). You can learn how to achieve excellence, achieve your goals without the perfectionism.

If you feel you work too hard, work too much and people have called you a workaholic, you might be a perfectionist. Are you a people pleaser? Do you have a hard time opening up to people? Do you take everything personally? If you suffer even one of these symptoms of perfectionism, this is what you can do about it.

1. Strive for excellence and progress, not perfection. It’s absolutely fabulous to want to reach our goals and dream big. Always strive to reach your highest potential. Do YOUR best is YOUR best, not some ideal of perfection! You won’t fall short if you make a few mistakes.

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2. Be aware of your time. Spending way too much time on a project suggests you’ve fallen into perfection mode.

3. If your thoughts turn critical, take a deep breath, stop work and relax for 10 minutes. Take a walk, watch a motivating Youtube video or call a friend. I invite you to create a “Wonderful ME” list. Write down all your strengths. Add in any client testimonials praising your work. If you hear that self-critical voice, take out your list and read it!

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4. If you have chronic anxiety, depression or you feel inadequate, talk to your doctor, seek out a therapist, get help and support!

5. Accept your mistakes and learn from your mistakes. Nobody is perfect, NOBODY! Better yet, make mistakes and see that it is not the end of the world. Throw in some misspellings “ni yuor blag”, you won’t die from it. Really!

6. Delegate. Stop overworking. End the overwhelm. Get help. Trust the people you hire to help you and DELEGATE.

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7. Show respect for yourself. Practice self-care. Celebrate and reward yourself when a mission is accomplished.

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Remember, perfectionists usually suffer from procrastination, lower productivity and poorer health. This need to prove yourself is what stunts your growth. Perfectionism comes from the past. Our schools, our society create fierce competition. Demanding, perfectionistic parents, teachers, sports coaches may all lead to that voice that says you’re not good enough. The authoritative voices of the past may have punished you (verbally, physically and mentally), if you failed. That was bad enough. You don’t have to beat yourself up with blame, shame or unrealistic ideals.

If you want more success, stop chasing the perfection dream and be YOU!

You ARE good enough.

Join our community of recovering perfectionists at http://facebook.com/groups/BeBoldlyBrilliant

Be Bold, Be Brilliant…not perfect.

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