Tips for Entrepreneurial Success

Just this morning I read a brilliant article by Richard Branson (the famous English Business Magnate, Investor and Philanthropist), entitled “5 Skills and abilities successful entrepreneurs share” (1)

Richard Branson, who has been an entrepreneur for at least 50 years, highlights the fact that no two successful entrepreneurs are ever the same and it is that very fact which makes them successful.  In his long career he has met so many incredible leaders and has come to realize that these leaders and successful entrepreneurs share at least 5 distinct abilities and skills.

Here is a brief summary…

This is what they do …

They are not afraid to take calculated risks
RB states that the “luckiest people in business are those that are prepared to take the greatest risks”. As individuals we sometimes need to take a calculated risk in order to open doors that can lead to “change, progression and success”.

They learn from failure
It is important to remember that nobody gets everything right the first time round.   One does make mistakes.  The secret is to learn quickly and as successful entrepreneurs have done, don’t fear failure, simply learn from your mistake and move on!

They look at and see the bigger picture
Because RB put this so well, I will quote his own words.  “When we began Virgin, I didn’t see it as an end in itself, a noun; I saw it as the beginning of a whole range of services, an adjective.”   He then points out that successful entrepreneurs grab hold of an idea and let it “fly”!

They delegate very wisely
RB points out that in order for your business to succeed, it is vitally important to realize that one cannot do everything oneself.   If there is something that needs to be done and you are unable to do it or do it effectively, delegate it to someone who can.   This will help you achieve things quicker within that “bigger picture” of where you want your business to go.

They communicate effectively
RB believes that communication is the most important skill any entrepreneur could ever possess. Communication is a two-way thing.   It does not merely involve reading or speaking.  It involves understanding what is being said what is NOT being said!  Communication is that which enables one to learn, to grow and to progress!
So whether or not you are in a work from home business, an online business or a small to medium bricks and mortar business, the principles shared by Richard Branson can be applied one way or another.
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Have a great day
Day Ashton
Skype: dayashton1
(1)   https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/5-skills-and-abilities-successful-entrepreneurs
 

Christmas Online Shopping – Top Tips to keep safe and avoid e-fraud

Christmas Scams – Online Shopping Fraud!

We all know this … Every year there are “must-have” gifts that we rush to get our hands on.

This year, I believe, it includes items such as the new iPhone 6+ and the latest technology including smartwatches, Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Cameras and Amazon Echo Dots, etc.

Everyone tries to get hold of these or anything else they fancy online and scammers are having a field day exploiting the Christmas rush.  How?    They set up fake “fly-by-night” websites claiming to have these “must-have” items in stock, often offering discount prices to lure you into their net.

Thinking that this is a brilliant bargain and a type of mini Christmas miracle, you whip out your card and pay … without giving it a second thought about who you’ve just handed your hard-earned cash to.  A week later, when the gift you’ve spent £200 on hasn’t arrived and the website you bought it from has suddenly disappeared from the internet, you realise what has happened!!

So here are a few tips

TIPS ON HOW TO AVOID ONLINE SHOPPING SCAMS

Plain common sense yes, but that often goes out the window in the run-up to the sadly commercialized Christmas that has all but lost its meaning anyway!

  1. Deal only with reputable sellers
    Be sure to use companies and websites that are known to you or recommended to you by folk who have purchased items there safely on previous occassions.
  1. Never access links in unsolicited emails
    This can be extremely dangerous.  Type in the website address or use a search engine to find a particular site.   Very often links within emails get directed to “spoof sites” – they are fake but are designed to look exactly like the reputable company’s website.      In order to spot whether it is spoof or not, check website URL – it will be slightly different to the real website.  Don’t go there!
  1. Ensure payment pages are secure
    Make sure there is a https: at the beginning of the URL. If it just only shows “http” then it is not secure.  Additionally, a secure site usually shows a closed padlock.   If it shows an open padlock, it is not secure.
  1. Don’t pay by bank transfers or by wiring money
    Use credit cards, debit cards or PayPal as these offer protection when making purchases.
  1. Make sure your computer anti-virus software is up to date
    Ensure Anti-virus  updates are done prior to doing any online shopping,
  2. Always log out of shopping websites
    Ensure you log out of shopping websites once you have completed your purchase.
  3. Keep a watch on our bank/credit card statements
    Check your statements regularly and report anything you don’t recognize, any unauthorised transactions to your bank/card provider without delay
  4. Ensure you do your due diligence
    If you are thinking of shopping with a company you’ve not heard of before, make sure you check they are legitimate. Check company address, registration, etc  By checking whois.com one can find out when the website was created.  If it is brand new, it should ring warning bells.
  5. Be cautious when buying designer goods
    Always get proof that the products are in fact genuine before you buy. Check the official website to find a list of authorised sellers for major designer brands
  6. Be wary of gift vouchers
    Gift vouchers can be handy presents when someone is rather hard to buy for.   But, they have also become a lucrative business for scammers!   Once again, to avoid suffering gift card misery – be careful to only purchase them from reputable companies.  If you are buying them in-store and not online, make sure to check the card for any signs of tampering.
  7. Remember, if the offer looks too good to be true. it probably is!
    Alarm bells should ring if you know items are out of stock everywhere and yet they “miraculously” appear in stock on an unfamiliar website!   And If they are additionally being offered at bargain prices, then you should be doubly suspicious.

With more and more people shopping online, it is so important to take due care not to get scammed.  It causes unnecessary stress even if you do manage to get your money refunded.

The Psychology of High Achievers

As a follow-on from yesterday’s post, I am sharing this video with you

If you would like to discuss anything related to this or any other of my blog posts, be sure to make contact with me.  Be glad to be of assistance.   Use the comment box/contact form to contact me or see more details below.

Walt Disney gave some valuable advice:   “The way to get started is to quit talking and BEGIN DOING.”

Day Ashton

Email: getworkingwithday@gmail.com
Skype: dayashton1

 

Why is Mindset so Important?

Just recently two successful internet marketers and mentors known to me shared some valuable information which I want to share with you today.

The challenge that came and I pass on to you is … WHY IS MINDSET SO IMPORTANT?

Research has shown that the Psychology of Today’s High Achievers really has not changed much over the years.

There are 3 things that are potentially stopping you from being a high achiever:

  1. It is what you believe (your mindset/how you think).
  2. It is your ability to do things correctly (your skillset).
  3. It is what you do everyday, day by day (your habits).

So, for one to become successful in business and life in general, the most effective way, is to follow today’s high achievers.  Emulate them.  Follow them closely.  Get to know what makes them successful … understand their mindset, skillset and their habits.  By doing that you will get to understand why they are high achievers.

Just take a quick look at some well-known high achievers from the past and the present.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator)
    He needs no introduction.   He had a few rules for success. There were two of his quotes I would like to share with you:  “The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent” and “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength”
  • Dwayne Johnson (The Rock).
    With only $7 in his pocket at age 23 he said he knew two things… “I’m broke … and one day I won’t be”.  He also said: “I like to use the hard times in the past to motivate me today”. His secret to success was to “Show up and outwork anyone”. “Be consistent …. Earn respect”.
  • Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Companies)
    “Enjoy what you’re doing. Be visible and standout. Create something you’re proud of”.
  • Oprah Winfrey. (The Queen of Media)
    “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher” Have a “Clear sense of purpose. Make excellence your goal. Empower those around you. Be thankful for what you have”.

There are so many others I could have shared with you, but …

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Do you think that we, the ordinary people, can learn from the psychology, the mindset of today’s high achievers?

I think so!

 

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Day Ashton

Use Failure and Setbacks as Stepping Stones to Success

Abraham Lincoln once said that his great concern was not whether one has failed, but whether one is content with one’s failure.

Failure should not stop you on your road to success. Use “failures” as stepping stones to success. Failures are not the end product. They help one look for another way, a better way.

Perhaps it is that you need to invest in yourself and improve your skill sets. But don’t be content with failure. Take action. Move forward.

Abraham Lincoln’s well-known quote has much value:
“Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend the first 4 hours sharpening the axe”.

Take the action needed but … once you’ve sharpened the axe, move forward.

What are ways you can “sharpen your axe”?

  • Define your “why” – see some examples
    Why do you want to start your internet business?
    Why do want to lose weight?
    Why do you need to earn extra money?
  • Take time to set yourself a realistic goal (but don’t underestimate yourself)
    Need help setting goals?   Take a look at my previous articles on goal setting
  • Write down a daily plan of action to work towards achieving your goal/s
    For example:
    – Spend time daily on Personal Development –  Always  be learning and growing
    Learn something new daily
    Put what you learn into practice
    – If you are building your online business, you need to network/connect with others.
  • Learn from and network with those people who have achieved what YOU want to achieve.

In future posts, I will be dealing with some of these points in more detail.

Any questions or comments are most welcome

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Want to know more about Internet Marketing?

Network Marketing … Online Marketing … Is there a difference?

Things can be so confusing when starting or building an online business or
service …
There is a HUGE difference!

Ultimately it is the way someone chooses to market their product or service.  But let us look a little closer.   Ryan Cody McMorris, an internet marketer with years of experience explained it like this …

NETWORK MARKETING
A network marketer is someone who takes a product or service & markets that product or service through other people’s networks. That means – for example, I know Mary and I would love for her to buy or try this product or service and then when she does have a good experience with that product or service, she can go out and share that product or service with her network and they in turn can go out and share that product or service with their network …
ONLINE MARKETING
This is strictly about sales. No multi-level to it. Moving a product into someone else’s hands and making the sale.
HYBRID MARKETING
This means being an excellent network marketer but knowing how to use the internet and leverage the internet in a way that one can build a network marketing business.
In other words, a network marketer should know how to use the internet effectively to build their business. They need to provide value. They need to reach out to others.
In years gone by, the internet marketer could possibly get away with marketing in one or two specific styles.    Not today anymore!
Successful Marketers today need to be hybrid marketers.  It is necessary to integrate the old and new marketing methods or channels and blend them into an effective dynamic marketing strategy.
To be successful online, you need to learn new skills.  Many of theses skills are easily learnt, particularly if one has access (often at no cost) to excellent training.  This can be done at home in your spare time.
Stay up to date with how the internet its moving forward – new ways of marketing- more effective ways. People today want their information quickly!
For more tips on how to market effectively and reach a targeted market, stay tuned to my blog. Make sure you subscribe to my blog and get all the updates.
Oh … here is something to get you started!!Have you used Instagram to market your product or service?
Not sure how to?

Then, here is an opportunity to get brilliant top class FREE training on how to use Instagram to build your business!  Simply follow this link and start moving forward.Take advantage of this superb training.

To your success

Day

DAILENE ASHTON (aka DAY ASHTON)
Internet Marketer & Coach
Email: getworkingwithday@gmail.com
Skype: dayashton1
Blog: http://workwithdayashton.com/

What strategy are you using to make money?

Having recently gone through a situation where an income stream I had (and heavily relied on!) was suddenly cut off and it may be some time before it can be restored, the importance of having more than one source of income became very real!
The other day I received an email from friends and mentors of mine who shared a very valuable article which had been written by a good friend of theirs.  This person had been fortunate enough to be mentored by Bob Proctor (The Secret) and shared what Bob had taught him.
This is gold dust … take the time to read …
 
M1 involves trading our time for money.    This is actually what approximately 95 to 96 percent of the population does. This has an inherent problem called “saturation”.

You will eventually run out of time.  Just think about it. You only have so much time and if you are trading your time for money, there will obviously be a ceiling as to what you can earn.  High paid occupationsprofessionals such as doctors, are finally realizing that today. The doctor has to spend more time to earn less money.  So does a laborer.  So does an accountant. So does a lawyer …. chargeable hours are the most important words in a lawyer’s vocabulary. It is the ‘M1’ strategy schools teach us and that we, in most instances, observed our parents’ follow.

Becoming wealthy using the ‘M1’ strategy, comes at the expense of a life. People compromise on the car they drive, the home that they live in, the vacations they take, the schooling they give their children, the clothes they wear.  Why?  Because they need the money to live.

M2 is an excellent strategy.  It involves investing money to earn money. Those who indeed understand it, know that ‘leverage’ is a great way to work the ‘M2’ strategy.  But sadly only three people out of 100 (3%), truly understand it, and some of those aren’t very good at it.

M3 is our favourite.  It is without question, the strategy that wealthy people have always used.  It’s a strategy of ‘leverage’.  Only about 1% of the population uses this strategy, but guess what?   … They earn around 96 percent of all the money that is earned.

So what is ‘M3’?    M3 is multiplying your time through the efforts of others.   This is done by setting up MSI’s (Multiple Sources of Income).

Now, this is what I am now using to build my business – something I admit I should have done from the start.    As an affiliate marketer one can start and steadily build your business too.  This is what I am training and helping others to do.   Once you get to understanding it and applying it, it will work.

I work with partner programs that encourage this method.
Yes, it was a long and very painful learning curve for me and that is why I am determined to help others move in the right direction.
One needs to find what the right thing is for you because a program that works for one may not work for someone else, and therefore not a good idea to push everyone towards one program only.
I’d like to offer an invitation.   If you feel you would like some help in deciding where to start, what the best possible options are for you, please get back to me via FaceBook Chat, Skype call, eMail or text message.   The choice is yours.
(I would offer that you call me
by phone as well but I have a little problem
with my hearing on the phone 🙂 …
getting older see!)

 

Or you are welcome to find our trusted partners whom I recommend and promote below.

Day 

Dailene Ashton (aka Day Ashton)
Internet Marketer & Coach
Email: getworkingwithday@gmail.com
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Skype: dayashton1
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For that reason this complete step-by-step training guide was created to show you exactly how
you can easily, correctly and safely position your business on Facebook today.

By using these latest and most effective Facebook Marketing Techniques, the 8 simple steps provided should prove enough to position your business and increase your level of success
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The course will help you to:

– Get your business on Facebook today
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– Build your business brand in lightning speed
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This easy to download and use guide is clearly illustrated with step by step guidelines to help you get your business or project off the ground and help you achieve your goals.

I’ve got my copy and I suggest you grab your copy quickly and start skyrocketing your business today.

Sincerely,

Dailene Ashton
Email: getworkingwithday@gmail.com
Skype: dayashton1

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Keep on dreaming?!… NOT if you want to change your future!

Dreams will remain dreams unless action is taken

 

Are you still just dreaming or …

Are you setting realistic goals?


Look for the END RESULT, the ULTIMATE BENEFIT
that you will enjoy when you achieve your goal.

Keep asking …

* WHY you want it?
* WHAT will it give me?
* WHAT will it allow me to do?

PUT YOUR PLAN into ACTION today

As is often said:

  • A dream written down with a date becomes a goal
  • A goal broken down into steps and written down becomes a plan
  • A plan backed by action can make a dream come true

Sometimes one has to change direction or take a few detours along the way to get there, BUT …
NEVER QUIT.   Adjust the sails to catch the wind.

I would like to reach out to you today.   If you need help in setting a realistic goal and find out practical ways to achieve that goal, please connect with me.

 

DAILENE ASHTON (aka DAY ASHTON)
Email: getworkingwithday@gmail.com
Skype: dayashton1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Onlineprofits4Y
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/DaileneAshton/

 

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HOW CAN I EARN MONEY ONLINE?

Hi folks

Today is a day of opportunity

So many folk have been struggling to make ends meet or to improve their options when they retire.

It has been said that earning residual or passive income is the new retirement plan.   There are various ways one can do this.   So many folk have given this thought (as have I) and not known where to start.

There are a number of ways one can go about achieving this online …  but remember, to make anything online you do need to invest some time and some money.  One does NOT have to spend massive amounts of money to get something working for one.

Personally I have tried a number of ways of earning money online.   I will be explaining various ways in future blogs.   For a number of years now I have had businesses online and the types that have worked very well for me are those that enable me to get profit share paid into my account … one pays me every 20 minutes.  The other, which has Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller companies advertising via its platform pays me every 30 minutes.

I’d like to invite you to take a closer look at one of these business opportunities today.   It takes up very little of one’s time but can be very rewarding.   Always, with any business, with any form of wanting to earn money or interest, there has to be some input from the one who wants to build a future for themselves, families, significant other.

Take a closer look now, watch the short explanatory video and take action.   Get back to me with any further questions.

Speak soon

Dailene Ashton (aka Day Ashton)
Email: getworkingwithday@gmail.com

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Please note: this is not a financial plan and there are no stipulated guarantees.  Profit share can vary (and it does).